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Fountain City, Indiana
Town
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Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township New Garden
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 796
 • Estimate (2012) 788
 • Density 3,061.5/sq mi (1,182.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47341
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25090
GNIS feature ID 434712

Fountain City, formerly Newport, is a town in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 796 at the 2010 census.

History

Fountain City was originally called New Garden, and under the latter name was laid out in 1818. New Garden became Newport in 1834, which was renamed Fountain City in 1878, named for its natural springs.

It was incorporated as a town in 1844.

The Fountain City post office has been in operation since 1878.

Historic site

Levi Coffin House, front and southern side
Levi Coffin House, Fountain City, Indiana

The Levi Coffin House, home of Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin and his wife Catherine, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Coffin was sometimes known as the "president" of the Underground Railroad. It is now operated as an Indiana State Historic Site.

Geography

Fountain City is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (39.954525, -84.919890).

According to the 2010 census, Fountain City has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 471
1890 492 4.5%
1900 455 −7.5%
1910 448 −1.5%
1920 375 −16.3%
1930 480 28.0%
1940 491 2.3%
1950 588 19.8%
1960 833 41.7%
1970 852 2.3%
1980 839 −1.5%
1990 766 −8.7%
2000 735 −4.0%
2010 796 8.3%
Est. 2015 780 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 796 people, 311 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,061.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,182.1/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 1,319.2 per square mile (509.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 311 households of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 37.6 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 735 people, 291 households, and 212 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,795.5 people per square mile (1,091.5/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 1,175.2 per square mile (458.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.68% African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,722, and the median income for a family was $40,865. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,669. About 7.4% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.


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