Fulton is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,077 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fulton is the 80th largest community in Mississippi.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fulton who work in teaching (15.44%), sales jobs (8.29%), and office and administrative support (8.21%).
Of important note, Fulton is also a city 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.
Fulton is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Fulton to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Being a small city, Fulton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Fulton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fulton, 23.43% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fulton in 2010 was $16,584, which is middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,336 for a family of four. However, Fulton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fulton is a very 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 English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Fulton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Persian.