La Fontaine, Indiana

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La Fontaine, Indiana

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High Points

La Fontaine strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy La Fontaine Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% La Fontaine Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% La Fontaine Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% La Fontaine Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% La Fontaine Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% La Fontaine Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% La Fontaine Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% La Fontaine People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of La Fontaine, Indiana

Comparing La Fontaine to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 7 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Racial Diversity 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 7 7
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
People Living Alone 7 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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La Fontaine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles NW of Muncie, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Wabash
Standard Zip Codes 46940
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.673
Longitude -85.721

La Fontaine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station WABASH
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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La Fontaine Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 900 100%
Male 421 46.8%
Female 479 53.2%
Under 18 201 22.3%
18+ 699 77.7%
65+ 207 23%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 2.8
White 872 96.9%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 9 1%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 2%

Estimated La Fontaine Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 859
Growth -41
Growth % -4.6%

La Fontaine Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 30.9%
US/American 27.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
Irish 9.5%
English 8%
Scottish 1.9%
European 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Swedish 0.8%
British 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Fontaine 900 $47,031
Converse 1,137 $42,813
Lagro 454 $39,375
Marion 31,320 $37,717
Mount Etna 110 $42,500
Sweetser 906 $49,327
Wabash 11,743 $44,016
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