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Canal Fulton, Ohio
Along the Ohio and Erie Canal
Location of Canal Fulton, Ohio
Location of Canal Fulton, Ohio
Location of Canal Fulton in Stark County
Location of Canal Fulton in Stark County
Coordinates: 40°53′23″N 81°35′43″W / 40.88972°N 81.59528°W / 40.88972; -81.59528Coordinates: 40°53′23″N 81°35′43″W / 40.88972°N 81.59528°W / 40.88972; -81.59528
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 3.33 sq mi (8.63 km2)
 • Land 3.27 sq mi (8.46 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation
951 ft (290 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,325
 • Density 1,599.1/sq mi (617.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-04:00 (EDT)
ZIP code
44614
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-11304
GNIS feature ID 1060923

Canal Fulton is a city in Stark County, Ohio. The population was 5,325 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area but serves equally as a suburb of Akron.

Geography

Canal Fulton is located at 40°53′23″N 81°35′43″W / 40.88972°N 81.59528°W / 40.88972; -81.59528 (40.889806, -81.595339), along the Tuscarawas River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.32 square miles (8.60 km2), of which 3.26 square miles (8.44 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

History

Canal Fulton traces its history to three villages that developed along the Tuscarawas River. Milan was platted on March 23, 1814. Fulton was platted on May 16, 1826, changed its name to Canal Fulton in 1832, and later incorporated as a village. The present name is an amalgamation of the Ohio Canal and the name of a local pioneer, Ben Fulton. In 1853, Canal Fulton absorbed both Milan and West Fulton.

In 1997, Canal Fulton withdrew from surrounding Lawrence Township via a paper township named Milan Township, after the former village.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,048
1880 1,196 14.1%
1890 1,173 −1.9%
1900 1,172 −0.1%
1910 978 −16.6%
1920 1,057 8.1%
1930 1,160 9.7%
1940 1,115 −3.9%
1950 1,258 12.8%
1960 1,555 23.6%
1970 2,367 52.2%
1980 3,481 47.1%
1990 4,157 19.4%
2000 5,061 21.7%
2010 5,479 8.3%
2020 5,325 −2.8%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,479 people, 2,186 households, and 1,488 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,680.7 inhabitants per square mile (648.9/km2). There were 2,362 housing units at an average density of 724.5 per square mile (279.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 2,186 households, of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

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