|Canal Fulton, Ohio|
Along the Ohio and Erie Canal
Location of Canal Fulton, Ohio
Location of Canal Fulton in Stark County
|o Total||3.32 sq mi (8.60 km2)|
|o Land||3.26 sq mi (8.44 km2)|
|o Water||0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)|
|Elevation||951 ft (290 m)|
|o Estimate (2012)||5,484|
|o Density||1,680.7/sq mi (648.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|o Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1060923|
Canal Fulton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 5,479 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area but serves equally as a suburb of Akron.
Canal Fulton traces its history to three villages that developed along the Tuscarawas River. Milan was platted on March 23, 1814. Fulton was platted on May 16, 1826, changed its name to Canal Fulton in 1832, and later incorporated as a village. The present name is an amalgamation of the Ohio Canal and the name of a local pioneer, Ben Fulton. In 1853, Canal Fulton absorbed both Milan and West Fulton.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,479 people, 2,186 households, and 1,488 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,680.7 inhabitants per square mile (648.9/km2). There were 2,362 housing units at an average density of 724.5 per square mile (279.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.
There were 2,186 households of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.95.
The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,061 people, 1,823 households, and 1,349 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,090.8 people per square mile (807.5/km²). There were 1,925 housing units at an average density of 795.3 per square mile (307.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% White, 0.91% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.
There were 1,823 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,359, and the median income for a family was $51,914. Males had a median income of $42,331 versus $23,540 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,266. About 3.2% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.