Welcome to Fountain, Colorado

Fountain, CO
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About Fountain:

Fountain is a city located in El Paso County, Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 15,197. It is the home of Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Fountain Geography:

Fountain is located at 38°41'38" North, 104°41'53" West (38.693787, -104.698156).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 36.3 km2 (14.0 mi2). 36.3 km2 (14.0 mi2) of it is land and 0.07% is water.

Fountain Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there are 15,197 people, 5,039 households, and 4,061 families residing in the city. The population density is 419.1/km2 (1,085.7/mi2). There are 5,219 housing units at an average density of 143.9/km2 (372.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 75.07% White, 8.74% African American, 1.41% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.55% Pacific Islander, 6.71% from other races, and 5.50% from two or more races. 15.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,039 households out of which 49.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% are married couples living together, 13.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% are non-families. 14.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.01 and the average family size is 3.33.

In the city the population is spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 17.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $42,121, and the median income for a family is $44,735. Males have a median income of $31,192 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,975. 8.3% of the population and 5.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.6% of those under the age of 18 and 14.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.