The City of Fountain is a Home Rule Municipality located in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. It is located 10 miles south of Colorado Springs and just east of Fort Carson. Fountain and the Colorado Springs suburbs Security and Widefield make up the “Fountain Valley” community.
The city was built in 1859 as a railroad shipping center for local ranches and farms. The town was named for Fountain Creek, and was incorporated in 1900.
In 1999, Fountain was chosen as “America’s Millennium City” by the New York Times. Fountain was named an “All-America City” in 2002 by the National Civic League. The city is the home of Pikes Peak International Raceway.
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,197 people, 5,039 households, and 4,061 families residing in the city. There were 5,039 households out of which 49.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. The median income for a household in the city was $42,121, and the median income for a family was $44,735.
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