Poverty in Fulton, Mississippi

What is the poverty rate in Fulton, Mississippi?
The poverty rate in Fulton is 25.9%. One out of every 3.9 residents of Fulton lives in poverty.

How many people in Fulton, Mississippi live in poverty?
776 of 2,992 Fulton residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Fulton compare to the rest of Mississippi?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Mississippi is 21.5%, meaning Fulton has a meaningfully higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Mississippi.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

2,488

21.8% 10.3% 62.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Fulton, Mississippi By Race?

21.8% of White residents of Fulton, Mississippi live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Fulton, Mississippi is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 542 of 2,488 white Mississippians live below the poverty line. Approximately 62.0% of the total population of Fulton, Mississippi are white.

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Fulton, Mississippi?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Fulton, Mississippi is 26.5%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Fulton, Mississippi is 25.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Fulton, Mississippi

Male residents of Fulton, Mississippi are slightly(3%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

333 of 1,256 males in Fulton live below the poverty line.

443 of 1,736 females in Fulton live below the poverty line.

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Fulton can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 41.9%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 19.0%.

Poverty for younger ages in Fulton is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 21.6%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Fulton can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 45.6%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 37.0%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 65.3%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Fulton, Mississippi have a Poverty Rate of 22.9%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Fulton, Mississippi?

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

23.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

30.6%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

38.4%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

27.2%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

11.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

30.7%

Over 85 Years Old

9.3%

Fulton, Mississippi Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Fulton, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Fulton, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States is 25.4%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Fulton, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 68.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Fulton, Mississippi born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Fulton, Mississippi have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 2,954 residents of Fulton, Mississippi who were born citizens of the United States, 750 (25.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 26 (68.4%) of 38 residents of Fulton, Mississippi who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Fulton, Mississippi

The poverty rate in Fulton is 25.9%.
Fulton is in Itawamba County.
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Fulton 25.9%
Mantachie 16.7%

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