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Fulton County, Indiana

Established in 1836 and named for steamboat inventor Robert Fulton

County Seat: Rochester

Largest City: Rochester (2017 population: 5,990)

Population per Square Mile: 54.54

Square Miles: 368.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,853720.3%6,484,192
Today (2018)20,092730.3%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,076700.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.6%77 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration6029 3,555
Net International Migration-181 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)24500.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,251676.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,5366917.6%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,519737.6%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,5207322.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,3867426.9%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,8477119.2%15.4%
Median Age41.5  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone177330.9%0.4%
Asian Alone115620.6%2.4%
Black Alone164650.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White19,3247396.3%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups274661.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic19,0007494.7%93.0%
Hispanic1,059445.3%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)7,93471100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4277118.0%18.8%
Married Without Children2,6807333.8%30.0%
Single Parents520766.6%9.6%
Living Alone2,4966231.5%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)9,71969100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)9,71368100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,1417163.2%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$93,60072  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7937018.5%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$47071  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 2,849720.3%1,117,590
Public2,849720.3%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)14,015710.3%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher86%66 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.8%75 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$40,0984788.8%45,150
Median Household Income in 201751,0885394.4%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.2%4491.7%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1817.8%40100.0%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201821620.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,573690.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20191,437690.3%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017227710.3%82,170
Births to Teens, 201718640.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017244680.4%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,696700.3%3,336,655
Employed9,355700.3%3,218,115
Unemployed341760.3%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate3.54597.2%3.6
March 2019 Unemployment Rate4.130105.1%3.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work9,447100.0%$412,532100.0%$43,668
Wage and Salary6,70571.0%$255,54261.9%$38,112
Farm Proprietors5726.1%$5,8811.4%$10,281
Nonfarm Proprietors2,17023.0%$83,78720.3%$38,612
Farm6667.0%$8,7252.1%$13,101
Nonfarm8,78193.0%$403,80797.9%$45,986
Private7,34377.7%$327,66679.4%$44,623
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction7207.6%$64,23515.6%$89,215
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information870.9%$5,9081.4%$67,908
  Manufacturing1,68917.9%$109,95526.7%$65,101
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,13312.0%$29,6747.2%$26,191
  Trans., Warehousing2012.1%$8,3422.0%$41,502
  Wholesale Trade2973.1%$17,0504.1%$57,407
  Other Private (not above)1,722*18.2%*$51,539*12.5%*$29,930*
Government1,43815.2%$76,14118.5%$52,949

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed14100.0%100.0%$3,376$4,583,500
Single-Family14100.0%74.2%$3,376$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Fulton County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Akron1,1235.6%
Fulton3181.6%
Kewanna5892.9%
Rochester5,99029.8%
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