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Fulton is a city in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area.

The community was named after Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Fulton. For links to other places called Fulton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Fulton is 41.867N. The longitude is -90.159W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,856.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$37,068
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fulton demographic reports
Fulton is on the Mississippi River.
The first Dutch immigrants settled here in 1835. The community grew into a busy steamboating and lumber town.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fulton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Canyon
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fulton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61252 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Fulton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fulton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fulton was $19,845, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Fulton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fulton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $741.


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Libraries in Fulton include Schmaling Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fulton political report.

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The average commute time for Fulton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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