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Overview

Introduction to Fountain, Colorado

Fountain, Colorado, in El Paso county, is 12 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Colorado Springs metropolitan area.

Fountain History

Fountain was established in 1859. It is the oldest El Paso County town. After its establishment, it developed into an agricultural hub. Crops and cattle were transported by railroad to and from Fountain. One of the most significant events in Fountain’s history was a train collision in 1888. The event is referred to as The ‘Blast’ and happened when a freight train carrying many tons of explosives collided with a passenger train. The resulting explosion could be heard from several miles away and created a fifteen deep and forty feet wide crater, killing many people.

Fountain and nearby Attractions

  • Fountain Creek Regional Park
  • Appletree Golf Club
  • KOA Campground
  • Pikes Peak
  • Big Johnson Reservoir
  • John Metcalf Park

Things To Do In Fountain

The city of Fountain has several parks which are frequented by residents and visitor. These have amenities for a variety of recreational activities ranging from picnic areas and play grounds to sports fields. The nearby golf course provides opportunities for golf enthusiasts. There are also a number of reservoirs and lakes nearby which are suitable for several types of aquatic activities.

Fountain Transportation

Denver International is the nearest major airport.

Fountain Higher Education

Pikes Peak Community College, the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado offer higher educational opportunities.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,817
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens5.3%
Employed Population 16+12,643
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married63%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$41,334
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,721

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,718
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,270
Median House Value$193,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.7%
English9.1%
Irish9%
Italian5.2%
Polish2.3%
French Except Basque2%
Norwegian2%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Welsh1.2%
Czech0.7%
West Indian0.7%
African0.5%
Belizean0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Fountain Almanac

CategoryValue
County El Paso County
Standard Zip Codes80817
Phone Area Codes719
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.66
Approximate Longitude-104.69

Fountain Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOLORADO SPRINGS MNPL AP
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 42 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 84 F
Oct Temp34 to 63 F
Annual Precip17.4 inches
StationRUXTON PARK
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp5 to 32 F
Apr Temp19 to 44 F
Jul Temp40 to 70 F
Oct Temp23 to 52 F
Annual Precip24 inches
StationRUSH 1 N
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 37 F
Apr Temp28 to 56 F
Jul Temp53 to 82 F
Oct Temp31 to 61 F
Annual Precip14.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colorado Springs448,759$71,772
Green Mountain Falls644$86,429
Manitou Springs5,217$82,898
Victor475$54,167

Fountain Public Schools

Aragon Elementary School
211 South Main Street
ZIP: 80817
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Eagleside Elementary School
9750 Sentry Drive
ZIP: 80817
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Fountain Middle School
515 N. Sante Fe
ZIP: 80817
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Fountain-fort Carson High School
900 Jimmy Camp Road
ZIP: 80817
High
Total Enrollment 1798
Janitell Junior High School
7635 Fountain Mesa Road
ZIP: 80817
Middle
Total Enrollment 776
Jordahl Elementary School
800 Progress Drive
ZIP: 80817
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Mesa Elementary School
400 Camino Del Rey
ZIP: 80817
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Prairie Heights Elementary School
7930 Indian Village Heights
ZIP: 80817
Primary
Total Enrollment 122
Welte Education Center
301 East Iowa
ZIP: 80817
Other
Total Enrollment 114
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