Fulton is a somewhat small city located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,552 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Fulton is the 158th largest community in New York. Fulton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fulton who work in sales jobs (11.74%), office and administrative support (11.55%), and food service (6.91%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Fulton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.53% of adults 25 and older in Fulton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Fulton in 2010 was $18,214, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,856 for a family of four. However, Fulton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Fulton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.71% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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, German, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Fulton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.