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Fulton (C)

Fulton is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population of the city was 11,855 at the 2000 census. The city is named after Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. The city of Fulton is located in the western part of the county. A branch of Cayuga County Community College is in the city.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.3 square kilometers, out of which 9.9 square kilometers of its area is covered by land and 2.4 square kilometers is occupied by water. Fulton is located on the Oswego River, Erie Canal, and borders Lake Neatahwanta. The city straddles the border of the town of Granby and the town of Volney. Fulton is located near Lake Ontario and enjoys significant lake effect snow fall in excess of a 100 inches per year.
This area was known as Little Falls due to the rapids on the Oswego River and was one of the first regions settled in the town of Granby. In 1826, construction of the Oswego Canal began, and it was completed in 1828. The community was incorporated as a village in 1835. American Woolen Mills located on the Oswego River provided uniforms and other supplies for the US Army in both World Wars.
When Nestle began production in the United States, Fulton was home to the first factory built by the company. However, in 2001 the company closed the factory citing that the costs to restore and update the century old location were too out of reach. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,855 people, 4,923 households, and 2,973 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,198.2 per square kilometers. There were 5,501 housing units at an average density of 556.0 per square kilometers.

There were 4,923 households out of which 31.8 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9 percent were married couples living together, 15.0 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6 percent were non-families. 33.6 percent  of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. One can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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