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Fountain, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain had a population of 29,715 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fountain, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,715
Daytime Population: Workers 6,261
Daytime Population: Residents 16,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 29,714
Population in Familes 26,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,213
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $62,051
Average Household Income $72,630
Per Capita Income $24,408


Total Housing Units 10,379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,997 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,053 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 329 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $239,787
Average Home Value $247,013


Total Households 10,050
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 7,980
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.92% 2.32%
Households 1.95% 2.29%
Families 1.95% 2.26%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2017 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 Density # 153 67th
Diversity Index # 67 86th
Median Household Income # 165 64th
Per Capita Income # 329 28th

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