Fountain Inn, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Inn had a population of 7,840 as of July 1, 2016. Fountain Inn ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain Inn is located at latitude 34.6987 and longitude -82.1986 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Inn (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Greenville County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Fountain Inn are located in Greenville County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Laurens County.

The City of Fountain Inn (GNIS ID: 2403653) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fountain Inn is located within Fountain Inn Division of Greenville County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fountain Inn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Fountain Inn, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,840
Population in Households 7,769
Population in Familes 6,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 1,100
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 2,886
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,025
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,946 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 940 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $119,366
Average Home Value $160,247


Median Household Income $41,056
Average Household Income $54,344
Per Capita Income $20,229
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.32%
Households 1.01% 1.23%
Families 0.66% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fountain Inn, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Inn to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 74 82nd
Population Density1 # 105 74th
Diversity Index2 # 87 78th
Median Household Income # 146 63rd
Per Capita Income # 186 53rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.