Fountain is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 30,454 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fountain is the 25th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Fountain was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fountain economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fountain, where the median household income is $64,891.00.
Fountain is a military town: the armed forces employs 7.16% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 15.97% and 15.91% 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 population of Fountain overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fountain, 22.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fountain in 2010 was $25,483, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,932 for a family of four. However, Fountain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fountain is an extremely 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 24.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fountain include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.