Fountain County

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Fountain County, Indiana

PO Box 183
Covington, IN 47932
Phone: (765) 793-2192
Fax: (765) 793-5002
www.co.fountain.in.us

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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