Fulton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fulton, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Fulton had a population of 11,675 as of July 1, 2017. Fulton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 43.3038 and longitude -76.3992 in Oswego County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Oswego County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 361 feet.

The City of Fulton (GNIS ID: 978979) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fulton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fulton: Oswego Falls.

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Fulton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,675
Daytime Population: Workers 4,995
Daytime Population: Residents 7,285
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 11,563
Population in Familes 8,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 3,110
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $36,113
Average Household Income $49,965
Per Capita Income $20,461


Total Housing Units 5,318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,331 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,379 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 608 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $81,138
Average Home Value $90,230


Total Households 4,710
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,822
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.27%
Households -0.36% -0.33%
Families -0.6% -0.46%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

Fulton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 171 86th
Population Density # 267 78th
Diversity Index # 698 42nd
Median Household Income # 1159 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1134 5th

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