Fountain City, Wisconsin

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Fountain City, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Fountain City Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Fountain City Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Fountain City, Wisconsin

Comparing Fountain City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 3
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 5
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 6 5


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

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Fountain City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles NW of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 54629
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.131
Longitude -91.718

Fountain City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WINONA
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
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Fountain City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 983 100%
Male 498 50.7%
Female 485 49.3%
Under 18 194 19.7%
18+ 789 80.3%
65+ 192 19.5%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.9
White 978 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Fountain City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,026
Growth 43
Growth % 4.4%

Fountain City 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 47.6%
Polish 14.4%
Norwegian 9.8%
Swiss 4.9%
US/American 4.1%
Irish 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
English 2.2%
Swedish 1.8%
Czech 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 1%
Danish 0.9%
Austrian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fountain City 983 $47,692
Alma 942 $45,625
Arcadia 2,402 $44,063
Buffalo City 1,040 $48,906
Cochrane 435 $40,375
Galesville 1,427 $45,333
Trempealeau 1,319 $44,792
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Fountain City High Schools (2004)

S2770 STATE HWY 35
Serves 355 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

Fountain City Colleges

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