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Fountain County, Indiana

Created in 1826 and named for Major James Fountain, killed at the Battle of Maumee in 1790

County Seat: Covington

Largest City: Attica (2017 population: 3,147)

Population per Square Mile: 41.71

Square Miles: 395.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,243780.3%6,484,125
Today (2017)16,505780.2%6,660,082
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,555770.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.3%82 2.7%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration938 -1,639
Net International Migration268 9,067
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)18590.1%19,482

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)991776.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,7157716.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,287777.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,6107821.9%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,6297928.0%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,2737719.8%15.4%
Median Age43.0  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone59750.4%0.4%
Asian Alone57760.3%2.4%
Black Alone94780.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone13510.1%0.1%
White16,0937897.5%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups189771.1%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,0867897.5%93.0%
Hispanic419692.5%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)6,98776100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2277717.6%18.8%
Married Without Children2,3367933.4%30.0%
Single Parents442796.3%9.6%
Living Alone1,9017527.2%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)7,89178100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)7,85578100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,1737665.9%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$93,50073  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,8146923.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$45875  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 2,611740.2%1,117,590
Public2,611730.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)11,545770.3%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.5%41 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree14.4%65 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$37,6356283.4%45,150
Median Household Income in 201750,8175593.9%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201712.9%3897.0%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.2%37102.2%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201812840.2%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,307760.2%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20191,185770.2%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016168780.2%83,063
Births to Teens, 201619660.4%5,294
Deaths, 2016213740.3%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,882780.2%3,336,655
Employed7,565780.2%3,218,115
Unemployed317780.3%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate4.017111.1%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.622112.2%4.1

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,673100.0%$251,712100.0%$37,721
Wage and Salary4,83072.4%$172,50068.5%$35,714
Farm Proprietors3825.7%$-3,506-1.4%$-9,178
Nonfarm Proprietors1,46121.9%$30,60212.2%$20,946
Farm4566.8%$-1,114-0.4%$-2,443
Nonfarm6,21793.2%$252,826100.4%$40,667
Private5,36580.4%$214,73585.3%$40,025
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3705.5%$5,7432.3%$15,522
  Arts, Ent., Recreation661.0%$9580.4%$14,515
  Construction2894.3%$11,3854.5%$39,394
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information841.3%$3,0461.2%$36,262
  Manufacturing1,66825.0%$104,15841.4%$62,445
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade79511.9%$15,0916.0%$18,982
  Trans., Warehousing2143.2%$9,3963.7%$43,907
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)950*14.2%*$29,785*11.8%*$31,353*
Government85212.8%$38,09115.1%$44,708

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed58100.0%100.0%$4,787$4,583,500
Single-Family712.1%74.2%$1,310$4,038,599
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family5187.9%23.4%$3,477$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Fountain County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Attica3,14719.1%
Covington2,52915.3%
Hillsboro5133.1%
Kingman4842.9%
Mellott1901.2%
Newtown2491.5%
Veedersburg2,07412.6%
Wallace930.6%
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