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Fountain
  • Suburb of Colorado Springs, CO

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Fountain is a suburb of Colorado Springs with a population of 29,784. Fountain is in El Paso County. Living in Fountain offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Fountain there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fountain and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fountain are above average.

About

About Fountain...
Population
29,784

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,424
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    280.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.4
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    74.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    315.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,543.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    47%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Fountain

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,582
National
$62,843

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