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Fulton County, Indiana

Established in 1836 and named for steamboat inventor Robert Fulton

County Seat: Rochester

Largest City: Rochester (2019 population: 5,994)

Population per Square Mile: 54.22

Square Miles: 368.40

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)20,856720.3%6,484,192
Today (2019)19,974730.3%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*21,077680.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.2%79 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-10064 3,997
Net International Migration-181 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)23430.1%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,210696.1%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)3,4656917.3%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)1,524727.6%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,5627222.8%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,2377426.2%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,9767119.9%16.1%
Median Age41.6  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone180340.9%0.4%
Asian Alone140590.7%2.6%
Black Alone172670.9%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5740.0%0.1%
White19,1787396.0%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups299621.5%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic18,8947594.6%92.7%
Hispanic1,080445.4%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)7,88471100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,5526819.7%18.6%
Married Without Children2,5577532.4%29.9%
Single Parents521756.6%9.5%
Living Alone2,3346429.6%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)9,74269100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)9,72668100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,0457162.2%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$97,20070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,8397118.9%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$48871  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 2,833720.3%1,111,333
Public2,833720.3%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)13,899720.3%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher87.4%62 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree14.4%66 25.9%

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 201852,7985494.7%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201813.6%28104.6%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.0%15125.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201919590.4%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,598660.3%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,409690.3%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,916690.3%3,387,366
Employed9,601680.3%3,275,056
Unemployed315720.3%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate3.24797.0%3.3
August 2020 Unemployment Rate5.73987.7%6.5

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, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed18100.0%100.0%$4,360$4,988,366
Single-Family18100.0%73.1%$4,360$4,298,385
2-Family00.0%1.6%0$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Akron1,1055.5%
Fulton3271.6%
Kewanna5953.0%
Rochester5,99430.0%
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