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Fountain, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Fountain had a population of 194 as of July 1, 2019. Fountain ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain is located at latitude 44.0467 and longitude -86.1787 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Fountain encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Village of Fountain (GNIS ID: 2398908) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Fountain is located within Township of Sherman, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mason County.


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Fountain, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fountain, MI Housing Affordability Index is 182
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fountain, MI Wealth Index is 61
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 194 (100%)
Population in Households 194 (100.0%)
Population in Families 154 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 189
Diversity Index2 13
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,821
Average Household Income $56,117
Per Capita Income $23,905
Wealth Index4 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 64 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $131,818
Housing Affordability Index3 182
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 49
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.06% 0.1%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Fountain, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 659 5th
Population Density # 628 9th
Diversity Index # 492 28th
Median Household Income # 476 31st
Per Capita Income # 438 37th

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