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Fountain Run, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Fountain Run had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2020. Fountain Run ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fountain Run is located at latitude 36.7189 and longitude -85.9657 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fountain Run encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of Fountain Run (GNIS ID: 2403654) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fountain Run is located within Fountain Run Division of Monroe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fountain Run: Jamestown, Jimtown.


Fountain Run, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 222 (100%)
Population in Households 222 (100.0%)
Population in Families 175 (78.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 169
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $56,161
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $24,044
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $78,000
Average Home Value $167,424
Housing Affordability Index3 281


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.22% 0.09%
Households 0.2% 0.21%
Families 0.31% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Fountain Run, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fountain Run to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 468 13th
Population Density # 506 7th
Median Household Income # 433 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 439 81st
Per Capita Income # 262 52nd
Diversity Index # 263 52nd

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