Fulton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,916 people and just one neighborhood, Fulton is the 111th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fulton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fulton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fulton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fulton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $202,143.00.
Fulton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Fulton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Fulton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fulton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fulton who work in management occupations (20.91%), business and financial occupations (14.39%), and computer science and math (13.72%).
Also of interest is that Fulton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Fulton is also a town of artists. Fulton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Fulton’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 26.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Fulton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Fulton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fulton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fulton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fulton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 81.50% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fulton in 2018 was $97,544, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $390,176 for a family of four.
Fulton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fulton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fulton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fulton include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.
In addition, Fulton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.95%).
The most common language spoken in Fulton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the neighborhood is wealthier than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the neighborhood, where 56.1% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 13.1% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Finally, a majority of the adults in the neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Maryland by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in Maryland. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
The neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 80.3% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
Furthermore, the neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the neighborhood. A whopping 71.3% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 25.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Eastern European and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 28.7% have Asian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fulton are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 80.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 15.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (10.9%), and 4.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Korean, Langs. of India and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Fulton, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (28.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report German roots (13.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (12.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 22.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (71.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.