Fountain City, Indiana

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Town of Fountain City, Indiana
Town
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 39°57′16″N 84°55′12″W / 39.95444°N 84.92000°W / 39.95444; -84.92000Coordinates: 39°57′16″N 84°55′12″W / 39.95444°N 84.92000°W / 39.95444; -84.92000
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wayne
Township New Garden
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 796
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 788
 • Density 3,061.5/sq mi (1,182.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47341
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-25090[4]
GNIS feature ID 0434712[5]

Fountain City, formerly Newport, is a town in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 796 at the 2010 census. It was formerly known as Newport. Quaker abolitionist and Underground Railroad leader Levi Coffin lived there from 1826 to 1847.

History[edit]

Fountain City was originally called New Garden, and under the latter name was laid out in 1818.[6][7][8] New Garden became Newport in 1834, which was renamed Fountain City in 1878.[8]

It was incorporated as a town in 1844.[6]

Historic site[edit]

Levi Coffin House, Fountain City, Indiana

The Levi Coffin House, home of Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin and his wife Catherine, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Coffin was sometimes known as the "president" of the Underground Railroad. It is now operated as an Indiana State Historic Site.[9]

Geography[edit]

Fountain City is located at 39°57′16″N 84°55′12″W / 39.95444°N 84.92000°W / 39.95444; -84.92000 (39.954525, -84.919890).[10]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 796 people, 311 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,061.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,182.1/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 1,319.2 per square mile (509.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.

There were 311 households of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 37.6 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 735 people, 291 households, and 212 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,795.5 people per square mile (1,091.5/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 1,175.2 per square mile (458.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.68% African American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 291 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $34,722, and the median income for a family was $40,865. Males had a median income of $32,031 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,669. About 7.4% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Places: Indiana". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b Young, Andrew White (1872). History of Wayne County, Indiana, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time. R. Clarke & Company. p. 298. 
  7. ^ "Fountain City, Indiana". WayNet. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ a b History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, Volume 2. Inter-State Publishing Company. 1884. 
  9. ^ "Levi Coffin House". WayNet. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.