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Fountain, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain had a population of 29,299 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain is located at latitude 38.6996 and longitude -104.6998 in El Paso County. 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. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,545 feet.

The City of Fountain (GNIS ID: 2410535) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fountain is located within Fountain Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fountain, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,299
Population in Households 29,298
Population in Familes 26,070
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,196
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 9,880
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 7,865
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,908 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,972 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 477 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $215,000
Average Home Value $227,371


Median Household Income $59,662
Average Household Income $69,682
Per Capita Income $23,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.0% 2.6%
Households 1.98% 2.55%
Families 2.03% 2.56%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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, 2016 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 # 152 67th
Diversity Index2 # 71 85th
Median Household Income # 161 65th
Per Capita Income # 343 26th

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