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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 (2022 population: 3,205)

Population per Square Mile: 42.28

Square Miles: 395.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2020)16,479770.3%6,484,050
Today (2023)16,731770.2%6,862,199
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*15,259780.2%7,014,880
Percent Change 2020 to Today1.5%67 1.1%

*Projection based on 2015 Census population estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2022-2023NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration13637 4,599
Net International Migration769 17,869
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3042-0.4%7,508

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2022NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)940785.7%5.9%
School Age (5 to 17)2,5977815.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,290767.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,8607823.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5117827.2%24.5%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3767920.4%16.9%
Median Age42.9  Median Age = 38.2

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2022NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone68780.4%0.4%
Asian Alone88720.5%2.8%
Black Alone139770.8%10.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14550.1%0.1%
White16,0467796.8%84.0%
Two or More Race Groups219801.3%2.4%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,0697897.0%92.1%
Hispanic505713.0%7.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2022 (Includes detail not shown below)6,82076100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,1887817.4%18.1%
Married Without Children2,3017833.7%29.6%
Single Parents669689.8%9.0%
Living Alone1,9477628.5%29.4%

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 2022 (estimate)7,89677100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2022 (includes vacant units)7,79577100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0627764.9%63.5%
Median Value (2022)$123,40076  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7587122.6%27.1%
Median Rent (2022)$55472  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2022/2023 Total Reported) 2,488730.2%1,124,094
Public2,419730.2%1,035,718
Adults (25+ in 2022 ACS)11,606780.3%4,532,091
with High School diploma or higher88.9%59 90%
with B.A. or higher degree13.5%85 28.2%

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 2022$50,7375587.0%58,323
Median Household Income in 202263,9734995.8%$66,768
Poverty Rate in 202212.3%4498.4%12.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.3%39105.8%15.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 20225880.1%3,933
Food Stamp Recipients in 20221,226790.2%611,203
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2022/20231,179770.2%511,735

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, 2021214740.3%79,946
Births to Teens, 20218750.2%3,845
Deaths, 2019251680.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2022NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,011780.2%3,373,887
Employed7,790770.2%3,270,662
Unemployed221800.2%103,225
Annual Unemployment Rate2.84190.3%3.1
February 2024 Unemployment Rate3.9195.1%4.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2022 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work7,172100.0%$370,789100.0%$51,700
Wage and Salary5,21772.7%$236,55063.8%$45,342
Farm Proprietors3685.1%$35,3539.5%$96,068
Nonfarm Proprietors1,58722.1%$41,26311.1%$26,001
Farm4276.0%$37,87510.2%$88,700
Nonfarm6,74594.0%$332,91489.8%$49,357
Private5,90982.4%$287,59177.6%$48,670
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4235.9%$8,3462.3%$19,730
  Arts, Ent., Recreation941.3%$1,8250.5%$19,415
  Construction3164.4%$14,2723.8%$45,165
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information650.9%$2,5440.7%$39,138
  Manufacturing1,83125.5%$123,58733.3%$67,497
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1752.4%$7,1861.9%$41,063
  Retail Trade72910.2%$24,4906.6%$33,594
  Trans., Warehousing2183.0%$13,1183.5%$60,174
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)1,184*16.5%*$43,251*11.7%*$36,530*
Government83611.7%$45,32312.2%$54,214

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, 2022UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed18100.0%100.0%$5,225$6,635,992
Single-Family18100.0%65.0%$5,225$5,513,030
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$76,873
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.5%$0$14,702
5+ Family00.0%32.6%$0$1,031,387

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 2022
Percent of County
Attica3,20519.2%
Covington2,68616.1%
Hillsboro5023.0%
Kingman5593.3%
Mellott1701.0%
Newtown2141.3%
Veedersburg2,07012.4%
Wallace800.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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