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Fulton County, IL&

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0.76% decline
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0.22% growth
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1.71% decline
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0.74% growth


The economy of Fulton County, IL employs 15,299 people. The economy of Fulton County, IL is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.16; 1.57; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fulton County, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,804), Manufacturing (2,289), and Retail trade (1,792), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,750), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,233), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,875).

Median household income in Fulton County, IL is $46,183. Males in Fulton County, IL have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,675. The income inequality of Fulton County, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fulton County, IL. In Fulton County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 33 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,139. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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Fulton County, IL is home to a population of 36,047 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, IL is composed of 33,210 White residents (92.1%), 1,286 Black residents (3.57%), 982 Hispanic residents (2.72%), 401 Two+ residents (1.11%), and 72 Asian residents (0.2%). The most common foreign languages in Fulton County, IL are Spanish (801 speakers), Polish (89 speakers), and German (71 speakers), but compared to other places, Fulton County, IL has a relative high number of Polish (89 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (41 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (20 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fulton County, IL awarded 403 degrees. The student population of Fulton County, IL is skewed towards females, with 162 male students and 241 female students. Most students in Fulton County, IL are White (386 and 95.8%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 2.23%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 0.99%), and Asian (3 and 0.74%). The largest universities in Fulton County, IL by number of graduates are Spoon River College (359 and 89.1%), Innovations Design Academy (25 and 6.2%), and Graham Hospital School of Nursing (19 and 4.71%). The most popular majors in Fulton County, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (158 and 39.2%), Agricultural Mechanics & Equipment (24 and 5.96%), and General Studies (18 and 4.47%). The median tuition costs in Fulton County, IL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, IL is $82,100, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $81,500 to $82,100, a 0.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Fulton County, IL is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fulton County, IL have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton County, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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