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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: 54.45

Square Miles: 368.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,851720.3%6,484,192
Today (2017)20,059720.3%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,076700.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.8%79 2.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-12467 -976
Net International Migration-387 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)48440.2%22,545

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 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)7,96271100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,5427019.4%19.0%
Married Without Children2,7397234.4%30.0%
Single Parents597757.5%9.7%
Living Alone2,3296329.3%28.2%

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 2016 (includes vacant units)9,66268100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,1847164.0%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$93,70071  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7787218.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$47263  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,880730.3%1,110,866
Public2,880720.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)14,009710.3%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher84.9%72 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree13.7%70 24.6%

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 2016$39,4304191.5%43,097
Median Household Income in 201646,6627389.2%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201612.5%4789.3%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.6%37102.6%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201719700.3%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20171,930650.3%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,415680.3%495,330

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, 2016238680.3%83,063
Births to Teens, 201517710.3%5,876
Deaths, 2015251680.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,696700.3%3,320,409
Employed9,355700.3%3,203,351
Unemployed341760.3%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.545100.0%3.5
July 2018 Unemployment Rate3.3189.2%3.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work9,489100.0%$397,750100.0%$41,917
Wage and Salary6,69170.5%$249,97062.8%$37,359
Farm Proprietors5796.1%$12,3933.1%$21,404
Nonfarm Proprietors2,21923.4%$68,56317.2%$30,898
Farm6607.0%$15,1413.8%$22,941
Nonfarm8,82993.0%$382,60996.2%$43,335
Private7,39677.9%$305,86976.9%$41,356
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction7017.4%$56,43714.2%$80,509
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information870.9%$4,6901.2%$53,908
  Manufacturing1,59616.8%$97,94824.6%$61,371
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2142.3%$5,7841.5%$27,028
  Retail Trade1,17012.3%$26,8796.8%$22,974
  Trans., Warehousing2712.9%$12,0033.0%$44,292
  Wholesale Trade3183.4%$16,4214.1%$51,638
  Other Private (not above)1,527*16.1%*$45,468*11.4%*$29,776*
Government1,43315.1%$76,74019.3%$53,552

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%
Rochester5,99029.9%
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