Fountain, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 194 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 
Males: 107  (55.5%)
Females: 87  (44.5%)
Median resident age:  38.6 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years

Zip code: 49410

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,003 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Fountain:

$48,003
MI:

$52,492

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,131 (it was $19,396 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $67,680 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Fountain:

$67,680
MI:

$147,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $73,275; Detached houses: $77,064; Mobile homes: $39,829

Median gross rent in 2016: $596.

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  • Races in Fountain, MI (2010)

    Fountain races chart
    • 17088.1%White alone
    • 105.2%Two or more races
    • 73.6%Hispanic
    • 63.1%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fountain: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (22.4%), German (15.5%), Dutch (12.1%), Scottish (8.6%), Polish (5.2%), Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 213 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 193 people per square mile   (very low).

Fountain, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Fountain:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fountain village:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

7 residents are foreign born (2.3% North America, 1.7% Latin America).

This village:

4.0%
Michigan:

5.3%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Fountain, Michigan as of December 12, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Fountain to the number of sex offenders is 27 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fountain village:  0.8% ($526)
Michigan:  1.3% ($1,461)

Fountain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (79.5 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (112.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Free Soil, MI (2.2 miles) , Custer, MI (2.6 miles ), Scottville, MI (2.9 miles ), Stronach, MI (3.5 miles) , Filer City, MI (3.6 miles) , Oak Hill, MI (3.7 miles ), Ludington, MI (3.8 miles ), Eastlake, MI (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 44.05 N, Longitude: 86.18 W

Area code: 231

Fountain household income distribution Fountain home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +13 (+8.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (22%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

Average climate in Fountain, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fountain-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Fountain village center killed 2 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.3 miles away from the village center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fountain-area historical earthquake activity is near Michigan state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 342.6 miles away from Fountain center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 396.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 372.0 miles away from Fountain center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fountain:

  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • DAVITA - LUDINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN (Hospital, about 14 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • BAYWOOD NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • TENDERCARE OF LUDINGTON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • OAKVIEW MEDICAL CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LUDINGTON, MI)
  • TENDERCARE OF MANISTEE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MANISTEE, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fountain:

  • Ferris State University (about 43 miles; Big Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,238)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 56 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 56 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 58 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • Mid Michigan Community College (about 71 miles; Harrison, MI; FT enrollment: 3,653)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 77 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Central Michigan University (about 77 miles; Mount Pleasant, MI; FT enrollment: 22,758)

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Notable locations in Fountain: Fountain Station (A), Sherman Township Hall (B), Fountain Area Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fountain: Fountain United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.50. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.50
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 25.3%
(28.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.7 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  67.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  16.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Fountain (2011 data):

  • West Shore Bank: Fountain Branch at 2937 Cleveland St, branch established on 1953/04/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $345.2 mil, Deposits: $264.6 mil, headquarters in Ludington, MI, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: West Shore Bank Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Michigan average:

10.9

Fountain travel time to work - commute Fountain mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fountain village (based on Mason County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,3856
Evangelical Protestant4,22333
Mainline Protestant3,58111
Other5116
None16,005-
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: 8
Mason County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Mason County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

11.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fountain:

43.1%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Fountain:

29.6
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fountain:

24.8%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fountain:

20.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fountain:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fountain:

39.2%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
This city:

51.8%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fountain, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$158
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$487
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,185
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$1,620
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$434
Totals for Government 0$0 17$3,884

4.62% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,262 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kent County, MI  0.43% ($41,020 average AGI)
from Manistee County, MI  0.39% ($26,591)
from Oceana County, MI  0.36% ($24,366)


4.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kent County, MI  0.40% ($35,844 average AGI)
to Muskegon County, MI  0.31% ($39,943)
to Oceana County, MI  0.31% ($20,257)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fountain:

  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLA (1450 AM; 1 kW; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTE (1340 AM; 1 kW; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKJF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: WKJF RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fountain:

  • WVXM (97.7 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WKZC (94.9 FM; SCOTTVILLE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIAA (88.7 FM; INTERLOCHEN, MI; Owner: INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS)
  • WOUF (92.1 FM; BEULAH, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKLA-FM (106.3 FM; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTE-FM (101.5 FM; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: LAKE MICHIGAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLW (91.1 FM; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: NORTHERN CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCM-FM (103.5 FM; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • W201CF (88.1 FM; BALDWIN, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBNZ (99.3 FM; FRANKFORT, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKR (94.1 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: SYNERGY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMOM (102.7 FM; PENTWATER, MI; Owner: BAY VIEW BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Fountain:

  • W34BZ (Channel 34; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W48BY (Channel 48; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CC (Channel 53; LUDINGTON, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCMW (Channel 21; MANISTEE, MI; Owner: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WPBN-TV (Channel 7; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WPBN/WTOM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WWTV (Channel 9; CADILLAC, MI; Owner: HERITAGE B/CING COMPANY OF MICHIGAN)

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

TIMBER SURF CAMPGROUND (Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Wood (30%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Fountain compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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