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Fulton is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,481 at the 2010 census, down from 3,881 in 2000. Fulton is located across the Mississippi River from Clinton, Iowa.HistoryA post office called Fulton has been in operation since 1838. The city was named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.GeographyFulton is located at, on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Lock and Dam #13. The most northeastly portion of the county is in the Driftless Area of Illinois, where the Apple River meets the Upper Mississippi River.According to the 2010 census, Fulton has a total area of 2.334sqmi, of which 2.27sqmi is land and 0.064sqmi is water.Fulton is a city most known for its pride in its Dutch heritage. This is shown through the addition of a traditional Dutch windmill, De Immigrant, located near the city's dike, which borders the Mississippi. Other local attractions include: the Martin House Museum, Heritage Canyon, the Dutch Days festival held annually on the first weekend of May, and of course its great view of the river.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 3,881 people, 1,582 households, and 1,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,708.0 people per square mile (660.1/km²). There were 1,672 housing units at an average density of 735.8 per square mile (284.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.91% White, 0.59% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population.Fulton is in Illinois (IL). Plan your trip to Fulton and other United States destinations using our handy United States travel route planner.
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