Fountain, Colorado

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Population in 2019: 30,735 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +102.2%
Males: 15,430  (50.2%)
Females: 15,305  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

30.2 years
Colorado median age:

37.1 years

Zip codes: 80817, 80928, 81008.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,386 (it was $42,121 in 2000)
Fountain:

$68,386
CO:

$77,127

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,708 (it was $15,975 in 2000)

Fountain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $270,873 (it was $113,900 in 2000)
Fountain:

$270,873
CO:

$394,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $340,331; detached houses: $358,491; townhouses or other attached units: $245,979; in 2-unit structures: $353,381; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $310,358; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,630; mobile homes: $68,722; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $21,511

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,519.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fountain: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.8%
(6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.3% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fountain, CO (2019)
    • 16,24352.9%White alone
    • 8,14526.5%Hispanic
    • 2,4037.8%Black alone
    • 1,7105.6%Two or more races
    • 1,4004.6%Asian alone
    • 6502.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 2360.8%American Indian alone

Races in Fountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Fountain, Colorado as of October 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fountain is 369 to 1.


Crime rates in Fountain by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(5.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.9)
2
(7.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.3)
2
(6.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(56.6)
13
(64.6)
10
(49.5)
9
(34.2)
11
(41.0)
19
(69.9)
13
(47.2)
22
(78.5)
32
(113.8)
29
(99.3)
30
(98.8)
23
(74.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(61.7)
11
(54.6)
6
(29.7)
12
(45.6)
12
(44.7)
7
(25.8)
9
(32.6)
10
(35.7)
14
(49.8)
14
(47.9)
12
(39.5)
15
(48.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(24.8)
3
(14.8)
5
(19.0)
45
(167.7)
52
(191.4)
64
(232.2)
71
(253.3)
51
(181.4)
106
(363.0)
77
(253.6)
87
(280.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
134
(689.2)
114
(566.2)
106
(524.6)
99
(376.5)
121
(450.8)
127
(467.5)
115
(417.2)
107
(381.7)
69
(245.4)
115
(393.8)
83
(273.3)
98
(315.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
409
(2,104)
359
(1,783)
394
(1,950)
408
(1,552)
554
(2,064)
457
(1,682)
535
(1,941)
668
(2,383)
563
(2,002)
566
(1,938)
443
(1,459)
479
(1,543)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
54
(277.7)
35
(173.8)
32
(158.4)
32
(121.7)
36
(134.1)
35
(128.9)
40
(145.1)
36
(128.4)
97
(345.0)
100
(342.4)
106
(349.1)
88
(283.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(25.7)
22
(109.3)
2
(9.9)
8
(30.4)
3
(11.2)
5
(18.4)
2
(7.3)
2
(7.1)
2
(7.1)
5
(17.1)
3
(9.9)
2
(6.4)
City-Data.com crime index228.7197.9188.8158.2204.6212.3212.4256.5274.3298.9253.6249.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fountain, CO

Crime rate in Fountain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 59 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Colorado average:

2.16
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Fountain, CO City Guides:

Ancestries: German (10.5%), American (7.0%), English (3.8%), Irish (2.8%), Italian (2.3%), European (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 4/23/1903

Elevation: 5546 feet

Land area: 14.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,196 people per square mile   (low).

Fountain, Colorado map

2,672 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 2.1% Europe).

This city:

8.7%
Colorado:

9.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,130 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $860 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (12.8 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (545.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Security-Widefield, CO (1.9 miles ),
Fort Carson, CO (2.4 miles ),
Stratmoor, CO (2.7 miles ),
Rock Creek Park, CO (2.7 miles),
Cheyenne Mountain, CO (3.1 miles ),
Cimarron Hills, CO (3.3 miles ),
Colorado Springs, CO (3.6 miles ),
Elsmere, CO (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 38.69 N, Longitude: 104.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,958 (-25.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,262 (15.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Fountain, CO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fountain, CO in 2019
Fountain satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Colorado:

6.2%
Historical population in Fountain, CO
Historical housing units in Fountain, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +4,138 (+37.4%).
Most common industries in Fountain, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Public administration (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.4%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
Most common occupations in Fountain, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)

Average climate in Fountain, Colorado

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Fountain, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.5. This is better than average.

City:

59.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.503. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.503
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 9.74. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 1.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.64
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 21.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.00479. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00479
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Fountain-area historical tornado activity is near Colorado state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the Fountain city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1977, a category F3 tornado 19.7 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Fountain-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 710% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 509.4 miles away from Fountain center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 122.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 115.2 miles away from Fountain center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in El Paso County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Fires: 4, Landslides: 4, Mudslides: 4, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fountain:

  • FOUNTAIN DIALYSIS CENTER (DVA) (6910 BANDLEY DR STE 100)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fountain:

  • A. M. HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SECURITY, CO)
  • ASPEN LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • HUMAN TOUCH HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • LAUREL MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • MGA HOME HEALTHCARE COLORADO INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • SOLAMOR HOSPICE OF COLORADO SPRINGS (Hospital, about 10 miles away; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)

Amtrak station near Fountain:

  • 12 miles: COLORADO SPRINGS (120 S. WEBER) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fountain:

  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 7 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; Full-time enrollment: 10,395)
  • Colorado College (about 13 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 15 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado Technical University-Online (about 16 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 22,771)
  • Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs (about 16 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 25 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 28 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)

Public high schools in Fountain:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fountain:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fountain: Fountain Fire Department Station 2 (A), Fountain Fire Department Station 3 (B), Fountain Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery at Fountain (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Fountain/COS Area/Ft Carson (6120 East Champlin Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Chase Headley - Baseball player.

El Paso County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fountain and their reported violations in the past:

FOUNTAIN CITY OF (Population served: 20,000, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-07-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 124 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fountain that have no violations reported:

  • PONDEROSA CG (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Fountain (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Fountain Safeway Branch at 6925 Mesa Ridge Parkway, branch established on 2006/10/13. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Peoples National Bank: Fountain Branch at 6830 Mesa Ridge Parkway, branch established on 2007/08/21. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $196.6 mil, Deposits: $148.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Winter Trust Of 12/3/74
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Mesa Ridge & Fountain Mesa Banking C at 7780 Fountain Mesa Road, branch established on 2007/10/29. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Pikes Peak National Bank: Valley Branch at 6615 Camden Boulevard, branch established on 1995/11/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $74.4 mil, Deposits: $66.6 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Pikes Peak National Company
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Hwy 85/87 Branch at 6510 U.S. Highway 85/87, branch established on 2000/04/28. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • First State Bank of Colorado: Fountain Branch at 410 South Santa Fe, branch established on 1968/03/11. Info updated 2010/07/09: Bank assets: $179.8 mil, Deposits: $155.0 mil, headquarters in Hotchkiss, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Custer Bancorp.

For population 15 years and over in Fountain:

Marital status in Fountain, CO
  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Fountain:

  • High school or higher: 94.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Colorado average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fountain
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fountain, CO (based on El Paso County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant95,284265
Catholic52,31023
Mainline Protestant33,69761
Other22,77562
Black Protestant2,68611
Orthodox9474
None414,564-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 57
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 9
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
El Paso County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 168
This county:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 389
El Paso County:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.5%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.8%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
El Paso County:

7.0%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fountain:

48.9%
Colorado:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fountain:

48.0%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Fountain:

28.9
Colorado:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.9%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.1%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fountain:

34.1%
Colorado:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

57.4%
State:

57.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Fountain:

81.8%
Colorado:

80.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fountain, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 45$271,240$72,3312$2,199
Electric Power 42$298,537$85,2962$4,912
Firefighters 29$156,162$64,6197$9,562
Other Government Administration 27$158,296$70,3542$6,516
Other and Unallocable 23$118,916$62,0430$0
Water Supply 20$106,104$63,6620$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 7$38,792$66,5011$807
Streets and Highways 7$41,956$71,9252$3,855
Police - Other 6$33,786$67,5720$0
Financial Administration 4$28,305$84,9150$0
Parks and Recreation 3$18,120$72,4802$3,425
Judicial and Legal 2$14,472$86,8321$362
Fire - Other 1$4,440$53,2800$0
Transit 0$0 5$8,397
Totals for Government 216$1,289,126$71,61824$40,035

Fountain government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,935,000 ($95.49)
    Electric Utilities: $1,465,000 ($47.67)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $18,100,000 ($588.91)
    Police Protection: $6,090,000 ($198.15)
    Central Staff Services: $6,029,000 ($196.16)
    Water Utilities: $4,158,000 ($135.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,457,000 ($112.48)
    General - Other: $3,178,000 ($103.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,976,000 ($96.83)
    Regular Highways: $2,329,000 ($75.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $887,000 ($28.86)
    Transit Utilities: $552,000 ($17.96)
    General Public Buildings: $323,000 ($10.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $207,000 ($6.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000 ($1.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,108,000 ($36.05)
    Central Staff Services: $635,000 ($20.66)
    Water Utilities: $620,000 ($20.17)
    General - Other: $537,000 ($17.47)
    Electric Utilities: $367,000 ($11.94)
    Police Protection: $337,000 ($10.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $222,000 ($7.22)
    Regular Highways: $179,000 ($5.82)
    Local Fire Protection: $79,000 ($2.57)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,765,000 ($610.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,764,000 ($89.93)

Fountain government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $337,000 ($10.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($1.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($0.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $733,000 ($23.85)
    Other: $400,000 ($13.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $265,000 ($8.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $733,000 ($23.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $347,000 ($11.29)
    Interest Earnings: $162,000 ($5.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($0.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $22,113,000 ($719.47)
    Water Utilities: $9,488,000 ($308.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $70,000 ($2.28)
    General Local Government Support: $36,000 ($1.17)
    Other: $16,000 ($0.52)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,920,000 ($420.37)
    Property: $2,031,000 ($66.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,463,000 ($47.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $470,000 ($15.29)
    Motor Vehicle License: $86,000 ($2.80)
    Other License: $68,000 ($2.21)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $49,000 ($1.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000 ($0.16)

Fountain government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,380,000 ($1639.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,411,000 ($1607.65)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,118,000 ($264.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,150,000 ($232.63)

Fountain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,071,000 ($34.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,196,000 ($624.56)

10.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.00%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.42% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,030 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.42%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.29% ($50,385 average AGI)
from Douglas County, CO  0.25% ($69,457)
from Denver County, CO  0.22% ($45,957)


8.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.81%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.35% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,029 average AGI)
El Paso County:

0.35%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  0.30% ($52,563 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.27% ($49,190)
to Douglas County, CO  0.22% ($76,313)
Businesses in Fountain, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Papa John's Pizza1
AT&T1Payless1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Applebee's1Popeyes1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Big O Tires1SONIC Drive-In1
Blockbuster1Safeway1
Burger King1Starbucks1
Carl\s Jr.1Subway5
DHL1Super 81
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell2
FedEx3U-Haul3
Goodwill3UPS2
H&R Block2Vons1
Jack In The Box1Walgreens1
Kroger2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1
McDonald's2

Strongest AM radio stations in Fountain:

  • KWYD (1580 AM; 10 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMN (1530 AM; 15 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO)
  • KKCS (1460 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBZC (1300 AM; 5 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVOR (740 AM; 3 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRDO (1240 AM; 1 kW; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGHF (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fountain:

  • KKFM (98.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCS-FM (101.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WALTON STATIONS - COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBIQ (102.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRCC (91.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KSKX (105.5 FM; SECURITY, CO; Owner: OPTIMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGFT (100.7 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC)
  • KTLF (90.5 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KKLI (106.3 FM; WIDEFIELD, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOM (96.1 FM; FOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCME (88.7 FM; MANITOU SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCAST HOUSE, INC)
  • KSPZ (92.9 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVUU (99.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRDO-FM (95.1 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KILO (94.3 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO BCSTERS, INC.)
  • KEPC (89.7 FM; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KKMG (98.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCY (96.9 FM; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYZX (103.9 FM; PUEBLO WEST, CO; Owner: COLORADO SPRINGS RADIO B/CASTRS, INC)
  • KTLC (89.1 FM; CANON CITY, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K203AT (88.5 FM; WESTCLIFFE, ETC., CO; Owner: THE COLORADO COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Fountain:

  • KKTV (Channel 11; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTSC (Channel 8; PUEBLO, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KGHB-CA (Channel 27; PUEBLO, ETC., CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K23GJ (Channel 23; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRDO-TV (Channel 13; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: THE PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRM-TV (Channel 21; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • K49CJ (Channel 49; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF COLORADO SPRINGS, INC.)
  • KJCS-LP (Channel 38; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: BETA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K63DW (Channel 63; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: ROCKY MTN.PUB.B/CING.NETWORK,INC.)
  • K30AA (Channel 30; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K43CG (Channel 43; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • KXTU-LP (Channel 57; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • KWHS-LP (Channel 51; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: LE SEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K32EO (Channel 32; COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; Owner: FRONT RANGE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 47Number of bridges
  • 509ft / 155mTotal length
  • $2,493,000Total costs
  • 516,903Total average daily traffic
  • 44,076Total average daily truck traffic
  • 832,980Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fountain, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 171950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fountain, CO
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED159$168,68525$112,389279$176,00211$23,31923$113,0777$92,337
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$146,4112$91,67529$162,2211$7,8402$92,6502$96,700
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$150,1095$90,88680$148,10918$26,9827$109,4462$75,185
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$159,7235$111,16056$165,9953$64,3774$88,9651$68,030
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$136,0700$013$174,1230$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0045.01 , 0045.03, 0045.06, 0045.07, 0045.08, 0045.09

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$178,4856$181,362
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$188,3801$218,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$224,2205$122,726
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0045.01 , 0045.03, 0045.06, 0045.07, 0045.08, 0045.09

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fountain, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fountain, CO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 116. The highest number of reported fires - 214 took place in 2018, and the least - 77 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fountain, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.7%), and Structure Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fountain, CO
    • 1,06053.7%Outside Fires
    • 52626.6%Structure Fires
    • 33216.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 572.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fountain, CO
Most common first names in Fountain, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3769.0 years
Robert3365.9 years
Mary3273.7 years
William3070.9 years
James2470.0 years
Charles2272.1 years
George2069.1 years
Donald1366.2 years
Margaret1276.7 years
Joe1171.7 years
Most common last names in Fountain, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1569.1 years
Brown1172.8 years
Martinez981.4 years
Johnson974.1 years
Trujillo970.7 years
Davis871.0 years
Miller778.7 years
Ryan667.0 years
Christian669.5 years
Wilson674.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fountain, CO
  • 85.4%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fountain, CO
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 23.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fountain compared to Colorado state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Fountain on our top lists:

  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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