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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Fulton is a town in New York with a population of 11,509. Fulton is in Oswego County. Living in Fulton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Fulton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fulton are above average.
About Fulton...
Population
11,509

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$715
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,881.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Fulton

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,927
National
$55,322
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Fulton Reviews

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Fulton provided me a lot of great opportunities growing up including several youth programs, a quality education, and a safe community. Loss of industry has knocked the city down financially and therefore in morale as well, but several volunteer groups aiming to restore the city are slowly but surely bringing back the shine. I will raise my family here proudly, as I am thankful for my hometown!
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There is nothing substantial in the area, it mostly consists of fast food chains at this point. Though that makes for initial job searches for high schoolers easy, this does not create an inviting atmosphere for career seeking adults. We have also managed to lose most of our grocery options in the area save for Walmart (which is the practically the most popular location in the area) and Price Chopper.
Having lived in Fulton for 4 years now I think I can at least comment on what the city is like. It's really a mixed bag, like most cities, but perhaps people are cynical of Fulton because it used to be an upbeat area, but has lost much of its wealth in recent years. There are some gems here, some nice, quiet, and hidden away neighborhoods that would never find. However, the downtown is underwhelming. the towns center has suffered from the Urban Renewal project. The old buildings the older generation grew up around are gone, there are only a few remnants that survived that national project. There is definitely poverty here, but it isn't especially sectioned off into rich and poor neighborhoods. One section of a block may be well maintained and clean houses, and in between may be run down, dirty residences. Its certainly a buyers market, but it may be hard to sell a house down the road, it seems like there is a slow exodus out of town.