Fulton County is located in west-central Illinois. The County Seat is Lewistown and the largest city is Canton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.fultonco.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 36,007 and the 2010 census population was 37,069. The land area is 865.60 square miles and there are 42.8 persons per square mile.
94.3% of the population is White, 3.9% is Black or African American, 2.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 86.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,600, there are 14,610 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,318, the median household income is $45,130, and 13.3% of the persons in Fulton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,540. Retail sales (in $1000) were $288,858, and sales per capita were $7,843. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.8%.
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