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Fountain, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Fountain had a population of 429 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain is located at latitude 35.672 and longitude -77.6308 in Pitt County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fountain (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Town of Fountain (GNIS ID: 2406512) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Fountain is located within Township of Fountain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fountain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain: Reba.

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Fountain, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 429
Daytime Population: Workers 84
Daytime Population: Residents 255
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 339
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 429
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 461
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $39,001
Average Household Income $51,300
Per Capita Income $20,597


Total Housing Units 215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $98,864
Average Home Value $127,419


Total Households 182
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.28%
Households 0.08% 0.22%
Families 1.0% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Fountain, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 586 21st
Population Density # 470 37th
Diversity Index # 299 60th
Median Household Income # 441 40th
Per Capita Income # 488 34th

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