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Fountain City, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain City had a population of 813 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain City ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain City is located at latitude 44.1188 and longitude -91.6898 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.29 sq. miles and a water area of 1.28 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 666 feet.

The City of Fountain City (GNIS ID: 1583223) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fountain City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain City: Holmes Landing, Wah-mah-dee, Wha-ma-dee.

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Fountain City, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 813
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 554
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $147,260
Average Home Value $178,700


Median Household Income $43,411
Average Household Income $54,998
Per Capita Income $26,519
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.52%
Households -0.68% -0.46%
Families -0.84% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fountain City, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain City to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 431 44th
Population Density1 # 656 15th
Diversity Index2 # 554 28th
Median Household Income # 570 26th
Per Capita Income # 321 59th

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