La Fontaine, Indiana

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La Fontaine is a town in Liberty Township, Wabash County, Indiana, United States. The population was 868 at the 2006 census. Its name means "The Fountain" in French, It is correctly pronounced [La-Fon-Tain].



La Fontaine is located at 40°40′23″N 85°43′18″W / 40.67306°N 85.72167°W / 40.67306; -85.72167 (40.673048, -85.721623)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 900 people, 352 households, and 237 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,470.2 people per square mile (569.7/km²). There were 379 housing units at an average density of 619.1/sq mi (239.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.89% White, 0.22% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

There were 352 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,393, and the median income for a family was $47,031. Males had a median income of $31,042 versus $22,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,203. About 1.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

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