Fountain, CO

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2022 Population
29,498
0.0102% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
30.4
0.33% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.49%
7.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,311
7.63% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$338,000
18.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fountain, CO had a population of 29.5k people with a median age of 30.4 and a median household income of $80,311. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fountain, CO grew from 29,495 to 29,498, a 0.0102% increase and its median household income grew from $74,621 to $80,311, a 7.63% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fountain, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.1%), White (Hispanic) (13.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.45%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.63%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.06%).

None of the households in Fountain, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Fountain, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fountain, CO was $338,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in Fountain, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Fountain, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fountain, CO is home to a population of 29.5k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.05% of Fountain, CO residents were born outside of the country (2.08k people).

In 2022, there were 4.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Fountain, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.06k White (Hispanic) and 2.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Fountain, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fountain, CO was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fountain, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 1.24k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.06k ± 977
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.49k ± 733
27.4%
Hispanic Population
8.09k people

In 2022, there were 4.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Fountain, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.06k White (Hispanic) and 2.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.4% of the people in Fountain, CO are hispanic (8.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fountain, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.05%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.08k people
7.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.1k people

As of 2022, 7.05% of Fountain, CO residents (2.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fountain, CO was 7.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,647 ± 467
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    746 ± 260
  3. Vietnam
    574 ± 133

Fountain, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fountain, CO employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Fountain, CO are Retail Trade (1,857 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,601 people), and Construction (1,129 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($101,634), Information ($84,879), and Wholesale Trade ($78,514).

Occupations

12.7k
2022 Value
± 1,083
2.65%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fountain, CO grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 12.4k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fountain, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,757 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,377 people), and Management Occupations (1,050 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fountain, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.7k
2022 Value
± 1,083
2.65%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fountain, CO grew at a rate of 2.65%, from 12.4k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fountain, CO, are Retail Trade (1,857 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,601 people), and Construction (1,129 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fountain, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fountain, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,751
Median earning men ± $4,716
$36,121
Median earning women ± $3,042

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($103,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,904), and Wholesale Trade ($78,514).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,813), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,203), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,090).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fountain, CO was $338,000 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $284,900 to $338,000, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Fountain, CO is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fountain, CO have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fountain, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fountain, CO is $80,311. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fountain, CO was Census Tract 44.03 with a value of $82,167, followed by Census Tract 45.06 and Census Tract 45.07, with respective values of $68,221 and $67,305.

Property

$338,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,079
$7,358
Median Property Taxes
±$781

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fountain, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fountain, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.1% of the housing units in Fountain, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 44.03
  2. Census Tract 45.06
  3. Census Tract 45.07

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fountain, CO was Census Tract 44.03 with a value of $82,167, followed by Census Tract 45.06 and Census Tract 45.07, with respective values of $68,221 and $67,305.

The following map shows all of the places in Fountain, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,311
Median Household Income
± $6,689
10.2k
Number of Households
± 951

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Fountain, CO grew to $80,311 from the previous year's value of $74,621.

The following chart displays the households in Fountain, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fountain, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.38%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Fountain, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.7%) and those who worked at home (5.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fountain, CO have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Fountain, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fountain, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fountain, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fountain, CO (2.5k out of 29.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fountain, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Fountain, CO has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 4.31% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 16.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, CO see 1604 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1649 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 956 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 264 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,604 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in El Paso County, CO

Primary care physicians in El Paso County, CO see an average of 1,604 patients per year. This represents a 2.73% decrease from the previous year (1,649 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in El Paso County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.6% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.25% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.51%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
4.31%
Medicare
19.3%
Non-Group
16.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fountain, CO grew by 11.7% from 4.04% to 4.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fountain, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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