Fulton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 12,939 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fulton is the 59th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fulton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fulton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fulton who work in office and administrative support (19.81%), teaching (9.98%), and sales jobs (6.59%).
In addition, Fulton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fulton attending college, and as a result Fulton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.52 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Fulton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.53% of adults 25 and older in Fulton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fulton in 2010 was $16,990, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,960 for a family of four. However, Fulton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fulton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fulton include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Fulton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.