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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 (2018 population: 3,183)

Population per Square Mile: 41.32

Square Miles: 395.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,240780.3%6,484,192
Today (2018)16,351780.2%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,555770.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-5.2%87 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-3754 3,555
Net International Migration073 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-2174-0.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)896785.5%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6727716.3%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,287787.9%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,6557822.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5597927.9%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,2827720.1%15.8%
Median Age43.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone60790.4%0.4%
Asian Alone57780.3%2.5%
Black Alone101800.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone13510.1%0.1%
White15,9217897.4%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups199791.2%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic15,9227897.4%92.9%
Hispanic429702.6%7.1%

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 2018 (estimate)7,94378100.0%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, 2017185780.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 201714720.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017186780.3%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,131780.2%3,381,713
Employed7,837780.2%3,265,580
Unemployed294780.3%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.631105.9%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate3.125106.9%2.9

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed51100.0%100.0%$4,835$4,879,857
Single-Family1019.6%76.4%$2,040$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family4180.4%21.4%$2,795$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Attica3,18319.5%
Covington2,49615.3%
Hillsboro5043.1%
Kingman4752.9%
Mellott1871.1%
Newtown2451.5%
Veedersburg2,03612.5%
Wallace900.6%
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