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The Fulton CDP(1) had a population of 5,126 as of July 1, 2021. Fulton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fulton is located at latitude 39.1509 and longitude -76.923 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Fulton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Fulton Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fulton Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Clarksville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fulton: Waters Store.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fulton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,126 (100%)
Population in Households 5,119 (99.9%)
Population in Families 4,628 (90.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,354
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $278,785
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $90,652
Wealth Index5 384


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,620 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 3.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $690,748
Average Home Value $758,519
Housing Affordability Index3 180


Total Households 1,681
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 1,405
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 8.49% 3.84%
Households 8.35% 3.75%
Families 8.57% 3.73%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
Owner Occupied HU   3.82%

Fulton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fulton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 195 63rd
Population Density # 254 51st
Median Household Income # 13 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 413 80th
Per Capita Income # 20 96th
Diversity Index # 99 81st

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