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Fulton, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 12,809 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 Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 38.8551 and longitude -91.9508 in Callaway County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Callaway County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 764 feet.

The City of Fulton (GNIS ID: 2394834) 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.

The City of Fulton is located within Township of West Fulton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Callaway 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fulton: Volney.

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


Total Population 12,809
Daytime Population: Workers 8,264
Daytime Population: Residents 7,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,572
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 9,280
Population in Familes 6,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,529
Population Density2 1,045
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $43,190
Average Household Income $54,315
Per Capita Income $23,112


Total Housing Units 4,656 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,098 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,978 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 580 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $120,359
Average Home Value $144,123


Total Households 4,076
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,233
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 0.02% 0.13%
Households -0.03% 0.13%
Families -0.14% -0.03%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Fulton, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 66 94th
Population Density # 332 68th
Diversity Index # 115 89th
Median Household Income # 508 51st
Per Capita Income # 482 53rd

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