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Fulton County, Indiana

Established in 1836 and named for steamboat inventor Robert Fulton

County Seat: Rochester

Largest City: Rochester (2018 population: 6,000)

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,238686.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,4626917.2%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,564707.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,6007022.9%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,3087426.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,9207119.5%15.8%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone181330.9%0.4%
Asian Alone121610.6%2.5%
Black Alone171660.9%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White19,3197296.2%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups295621.5%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic19,0287494.7%92.9%
Hispanic1,064445.3%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)9,72669100.0%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 2018$41,4375387.9%47,149
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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,958690.3%3,381,713
Employed9,620690.3%3,265,580
Unemployed338730.3%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.446100.0%3.4
October 2019 Unemployment Rate3.033100.0%3.0

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work9,678100.0%$424,413100.0%$43,853
Wage and Salary6,84570.7%$265,82362.6%$38,835
Farm Proprietors5615.8%$-1,467-0.3%$-2,615
Nonfarm Proprietors2,27223.5%$92,92621.9%$40,901
Farm6747.0%$2,1440.5%$3,181
Nonfarm9,00493.0%$422,26999.5%$46,898
Private7,54778.0%$343,82381.0%$45,558
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5956.1%$10,2502.4%$17,227
  Arts, Ent., Recreation650.7%$2660.1%$4,092
  Construction7047.3%$65,93115.5%$93,652
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information870.9%$7,2901.7%$83,793
  Manufacturing1,70817.6%$117,30127.6%$68,677
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade1,21212.5%$31,1567.3%$25,706
  Trans., Warehousing2102.2%$9,2202.2%$43,905
  Wholesale Trade2993.1%$17,4294.1%$58,291
  Other Private (not above)1,755*18.1%*$53,049*12.5%*$30,227*
Government1,45715.1%$78,44618.5%$53,841

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed19100.0%100.0%$3,839$4,879,857
Single-Family19100.0%76.4%$3,839$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Akron1,1105.5%
Fulton3181.6%
Kewanna5892.9%
Rochester6,00029.9%
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