Fountain City, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fountain City, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain City had a population of 791 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 791
Daytime Population: Workers 327
Daytime Population: Residents 353
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 680
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 791
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 184
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $45,718
Average Household Income $58,704
Per Capita Income $28,207


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $149,648
Average Home Value $184,959


Total Households 382
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.13% -0.74%
Households -0.97% -0.69%
Families -1.13% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 2017 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 # 435 44th
Population Density # 658 15th
Diversity Index # 584 26th
Median Household Income # 590 24th
Per Capita Income # 321 59th

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