Fountain County

Fountain County, Indiana

PO Box 183
Covington, IN 47932
Phone: (765) 793-2192
Fax: (765) 793-5002

On the central western border of IN, north of Terre Haute, established Dec 20, 1825 from Montgomery County. Name Origin: For Maj. James Fountain (originally Fontaine) (?-1790), KY army officer killed near Ft. Wayne in the Battle of Maumee

Area (sq mi):: 397.92 (land 395.69; water 2.23) Population per square mile: 44.10
Population 2005: 17,462 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 17,954 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,779; median household $38,119; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,232-$23,851
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Surveys performed by IDNR between 2004 and 2008 were unable to confirm the presence of Crawfish Frogs at this site and therefore the status of Crawfish Frogs in Fountain County is unknown.
In Fountain County, long-timer Harrison Steel Castings has 850 employees on the payroll, making carbon and low alloys and heavily cored steel castings.
Major employers in Fountain County have seen little change in their workforces.
Vincent South Clinic will be on State Road 136 between Veedersburg and Covington in Fountain County.