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The City of Fulton had a population of 2,417 as of July 1, 2017. Fulton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 36.5143 and longitude -88.8826 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Fulton (GNIS ID: 2403669) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fulton is located within Fulton Division of Fulton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fulton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fulton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,417
Daytime Population: Workers 1,512
Daytime Population: Residents 1,501
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,013
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 2,407
Population in Familes 1,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 842
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $31,504
Average Household Income $44,415
Per Capita Income $20,144


Total Housing Units 1,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 542 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $94,075
Average Home Value $115,494


Total Households 1,088
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 615
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.16% -0.22%
Households -0.28% -0.31%
Families -0.16% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Fulton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 143 74th
Population Density # 285 47th
Diversity Index # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 432 20th
Per Capita Income # 351 35th

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