Fountain, North Carolina

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Fountain, North Carolina

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High Points

Fountain strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Fountain Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Fountain Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Fountain, North Carolina

Comparing Fountain to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 9 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 4
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People Above Poverty 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 1

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Fountain Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Greenville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Pitt
Metro Area Greenville
Standard Zip Codes 27829
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.673
Longitude -77.64

Fountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station WILSON 3 SW
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
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Fountain Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 533 100%
Male 220 41.3%
Female 313 58.7%
Under 18 139 26.1%
18+ 394 73.9%
65+ 96 18%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.88
White 261 49%
African-American 269 50.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.6%

Estimated Fountain Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 515
Growth -18
Growth % -3.4%

Fountain 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.2%
US/American 14.7%
English 6%
Scotch-Irish 4.2%
African 3.2%
Irish 1.7%
German 1.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
European 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fountain 533 $26,042
Farmville 4,302 $38,918
Macclesfield 458 $36,806
Pinetops 1,419 $36,544
Saratoga 379 $37,750
Stantonsburg 726 $38,906
Walstonburg 224 $41,750
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