Fountain Inn, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Fountain Inn, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Inn had a population of 8,155 as of July 1, 2018. 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 34.6987 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, 2018.

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Fountain Inn, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,155
Population in Households 8,088
Population in Familes 6,743
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 1,144
Diversity Index2 56


Median Household Income $47,959
Average Household Income $62,057
Per Capita Income $23,235


Total Housing Units 3,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,990 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,033 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 245 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $125,324
Average Home Value $188,780


Total Households 3,023
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 2,115
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.4% 1.37%
Households 1.33% 1.35%
Families 1.03% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2018 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 # 71 82nd
Population Density # 99 75th
Diversity Index # 104 74th
Median Household Income # 118 70th
Per Capita Income # 153 62nd

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