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Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Inn had a population of 8,508 as of July 1, 2019. Fountain Inn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 34.689 and longitude -82.1957 in Greenville County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Inn 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fountain Inn, SC Housing Affordability Index is 201
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
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 Inn, SC Wealth Index is 68
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
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 8,508 (100%)
Population in Households 8,442 (99.2%)
Population in Families 7,040 (82.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 66 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 1,172
Diversity Index2 55
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,465
Average Household Income $71,706
Per Capita Income $26,812
Wealth Index4 68

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,376 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,189 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 932 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $144,214
Housing Affordability Index3 201
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,121
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,193
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 1.49% 1.39%
Households 1.4% 1.34%
Families 1.08% 1.25%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Fountain Inn, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Inn to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina 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 # 69 83rd
Population Density # 101 75th
Diversity Index # 132 67th
Median Household Income # 97 76th
Per Capita Income # 97 76th

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