Fountain 66 Average
Fountain Livability #228 ranked city in Colorado#17,205 ranked city in the USARanks better than 41% of areas
A Fountain Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Fountain Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Colorado
1055% more expensive than the US average
11010% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Fountain cost of living
D+ Fountain Crime Total crime is 14% lower than Colorado
Total crime
2,5512% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 402% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Fountain crime
D+ Fountain Employment Household income is 5% lower than Colorado
Median household income
$59,4978% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,14819% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Fountain employment
C+ Fountain Housing Home value is 27% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$193,0004% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,27034% higher than the US average
Home ownership
64%1% higher than the US average
Fountain real estate or Fountain rentals
F Fountain Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
31%38% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:117% higher than the US average
Fountain K-12 schools
C- Fountain User Ratings There are a total of 8 ratings in Fountain
Overall user rating
62% 8 total ratings
User reviews rating
45% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
75% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Fountain, CO

      Located in the state of Colorado, Fountain is a medium-sized city with a population of 27,817 people. The majority of Fountain residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Fountain tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. Fountain has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 79% of the population is classified as married and 42% have kids.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Fountain, Colorado. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, you can easily compare the best places to live in Fountain and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Fountain to Colorado and the national average.

      Fountain has a livability score of 67 out of 100 and is ranked #178 in Colorado and #15,025 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we see that Fountain ranks very well for amenities (A). There are some categories that Fountain ranks poorly for, including: weather (D) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Fountain has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Assuming that Fountain meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Fountain. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Fountain are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Fountain come in at $193,000, which is 27.1% lower than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Fountain, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 23.8% lower than the Colorado average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Fountain will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Fountain, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.3%.

      Fountain transportation information

      Average one way commute24min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.1%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home3.8%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Fountain, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).