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Fountain, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in El Paso County at latitude 38.6996 and longitude -104.6998. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,545 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fountain, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fountain, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fountain indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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Fountain, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 28,199
Population in Households 28,198
Population in Familes 25,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,176
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 9,555
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 7,588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,610 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,945 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $204,738
Average Home Value $213,421


Median Household Income $55,387
Average Household Income $64,164
Per Capita Income $21,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.07% 2.72%
Households 2.16% 2.82%
Families 2.16% 2.78%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fountain, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 30 94th
Population Density1 # 156 66th
Diversity Index2 # 73 84th
Median Household Income # 186 60th
Per Capita Income # 350 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.