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Fulton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fulton Census Designated Place had a population of 4,612 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.1527 and longitude -76.911 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Fulton Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2583625) 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.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fulton: Waters Store.

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


Total Population 4,612
Daytime Population: Workers 2,911
Daytime Population: Residents 2,265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 4,605
Population in Familes 4,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,218
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $167,119
Average Household Income $228,483
Per Capita Income $74,349


Total Housing Units 1,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $869,069
Average Home Value $858,839


Total Households 1,521
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 1,275
Average Family Size 3
  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 11.84% 4.28%
Households 11.7% 4.17%
Families 12.1% 4.16%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.24%

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, 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 # 202 61st
Population Density # 269 48th
Diversity Index # 100 81st
Median Household Income # 16 97th
Per Capita Income # 20 96th

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