Fulton County is located in west central Illinois, and the county seat is located in Lewistown. Canton is the largest population center. Both cities are southwest of Peoria, and the county is considered a part of the wider Peoria Consolidated Statistical Area.
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Census Bureau Demographics for Fulton County
According to the census of 2010, there were 37,069 people, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 38,250 in 2000. Its county seat is Lewistown. Canton is the largest city and the smallest is Marbletown which contains 1 house. Fulton County is southwest of Peoria, and is considered a part of the wider Peoria Consolidated Statistical Area.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 882.57 square miles (2,285.8 km2), of which 865.60 square miles (2,241.9 km2) (or 98.08%) is land and 16.98 square miles (44.0 km2) (or 1.92%) is water.
In the county, population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.9 years. Females age 18 and over were 38.2% of the total population and 40.9% were males.
There are 16,125 households, and 14,665 families residing in Fulton County. The population density was 42.8 people per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.5% White, 3.7% Black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 2.6% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.
There were 14,877 family households out of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median income for a household in the county was $43,363. The per capita income for the county was $21,396. 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line. Private wage or salary: 77% Government: 16% Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
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