Fulton, Kansas

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Fulton is a city in Bourbon County, Kansas, United States. The population was 184 at the 2000 census.



During the American Civil War, Fort Lincoln (later known as Fort Osaga and Fort Fulton) was built and operated near Fulton as part of the Fort Scott defense, mostly as a prisoner-of-war camp. It operated from 1861-1864.[citation needed]


Fulton is located at 38°0′35″N 94°43′10″W / 38.00972°N 94.71944°W / 38.00972; -94.71944 (38.009828, -94.719358)[3], along the Little Osage River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 184 people, 71 households, and 47 families residing in the city. The population density was 975.4 people per square mile (373.9/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 461.2/sq mi (176.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.57% White, 3.26% Native American, 0.54% Asian, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 71 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,094, and the median income for a family was $41,071. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,070. About 14.6% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.

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