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Fulton, Mississippi
Buildings along Main Street
Buildings along Main Street
Location of Fulton, Mississippi
Location of Fulton, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Itawamba
Area
 • Total 8.71 sq mi (22.55 km2)
 • Land 8.49 sq mi (21.99 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.55 km2)
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,961
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,980
 • Density 468.73/sq mi (180.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38843
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-26300
GNIS feature ID 0670269

Fulton is a city in and the county seat of Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 3,961 at the 2010 census.

The city is part of the Tupelo Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Fulton is located at 34°15′58″N 88°24′5″W / 34.26611°N 88.40139°W / 34.26611; -88.40139 (34.266110, -88.401358).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9 square miles (23 km2), of which 8.6 square miles (22 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (2.60%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 275
1870 132
1880 249 88.6%
1890 172 −30.9%
1900 171 −0.6%
1910 194 13.5%
1920 227 17.0%
1930 927 308.4%
1940 1,154 24.5%
1950 1,343 16.4%
1960 1,706 27.0%
1970 2,899 69.9%
1980 3,238 11.7%
1990 3,387 4.6%
2000 3,882 14.6%
2010 3,961 2.0%
2019 (est.) 3,980 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,882 people, 1,357 households, and 891 families residing in the city. The population density was 450.3 people per square mile (173.9/km2). There were 1,508 housing units at an average density of 174.9 per square mile (67.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 83.69% White, 14.61% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.

There were 1,357 households, out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 18.7% under the age of 18, 21.3% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 82.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,449, and the median income for a family was $42,287. Males had a median income of $33,490 versus $23,278 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,540. About 9.7% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

The historic Mississippian Railway provides rail service to local companies.

The Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway provides water transportation for industries in Fulton.

Education

Fulton is served by the Itawamba County School District.

Infrastructure

The Mississippian Railway provides rail service to local companies.

The Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway provides water transportation for industries in Fulton.

Notable people

  • Donnie Bell, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
  • Brian Dozier, Major League Baseball infielder
  • Roy Gregory, former head football coach for Austin Peay State University
  • Jimmie Lunceford, jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era
  • Ally Ewing (nee McDonald), professional golfer on LPGA Tour
  • Maikhail Miller, former American football quarterback
  • Vernon Presley, father of Elvis Presley
  • Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr., U.S. federal judge
  • Samuel M. Taylor, congressman from Arkansas
  • Peggy Welch, member of the Indiana House of Representatives

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