Fountain, CO
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Fountain is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 27,767 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fountain is the 25th largest community in Colorado. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fountain, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fountain, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fountain’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fountain does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $56,687.00.

Fountain is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.64% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.23% and 12.13% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Also of interest is that Fountain has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Fountain citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.65% of adults in Fountain have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fountain in 2010 was $23,501, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,004 for a family of four. However, Fountain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fountain is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fountain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fountain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fountain also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fountain include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Fountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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