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The Town of Fulton had a population of 93 as of July 1, 2017. Fulton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 43.7288 and longitude -97.8226 in Hanson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fulton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hanson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,332 feet.

The Town of Fulton (GNIS ID: 1267398) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fulton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fulton, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 93
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 49
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 71
Population in Familes 64
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 109
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $59,809
Average Household Income $75,550
Per Capita Income $22,234


Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $197,973


Total Households 39
Average Household Size 1.82
Family Households 31
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.0%
Households 0.36% 0.51%
Families 2.46% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

Fulton, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 293 25th
Population Density # 321 18th
Diversity Index # 371 6th
Median Household Income # 64 84th
Per Capita Income # 322 18th

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