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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.
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.
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.
13% of Fulton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Fulton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $741.
Libraries in Fulton include Schmaling Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fulton political report.
The average commute time for Fulton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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