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. 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 $57,057.00.
8.88% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fountain. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 19.41% and 13.20% of the civilian workforce.
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Fountain doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Fountain are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.18% of adults in Fountain having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fountain in 2010 was $23,766, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,064 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 15.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fountain include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.