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Fulton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 4,180 as of July 1, 2016. Fulton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 34.2629 and longitude -88.4019 in Itawamba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.21 sq. miles. Itawamba County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 341 feet.

The City of Fulton (GNIS ID: 2403670) 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 Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Itawamba 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, 2016.

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Fulton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,180
Population in Households 3,346
Population in Familes 2,675
Population in Group Qrtrs 834
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,388
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 888
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 895 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 493 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 228 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $104,899
Average Home Value $133,959


Median Household Income $36,432
Average Household Income $51,487
Per Capita Income $21,019
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 0.67%
Households 0.92% 0.77%
Families 1.03% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fulton, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 81 78th
Population Density1 # 175 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 276 24th
Median Household Income # 133 64th
Per Capita Income # 93 75th

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