Fountain, North Carolina

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Fountain is a town in Pitt County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 533 at the 2000 census. The town is a part of the Greenville Metropolitan Area located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region.


Fountain is located at 35°40′25″N 77°38′20″W / 35.67361°N 77.63889°W / 35.67361; -77.63889 (35.673637, -77.638959)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 533 people, 227 households, and 155 families residing in the town. The population density was 550.9 people per square mile (212.2/km²). There were 246 housing units at an average density of 254.3/sq mi (97.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 48.97% White, 50.47% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 227 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 25.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 70.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $17,656, and the median income for a family was $26,042. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $19,643 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,944. About 35.6% of families and 36.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.9% of those under age 18 and 30.2% of those age 65 or over.



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