Location and Weather
Fountain is 16 miles southeast of Colorado Springs and 85 miles south of Denver. It’s on the high, flat plain at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in eastern central Colorado. To the east of the city are rolling prairie lands and to the north is Monument Divide. Originally a resort destination, the town was named for Fountain Creek.
Fountain has warm summers, and the cold, dry winters. The high summer temperatures are in the high 80’s with lows in the low 60’s. The winter high temperatures are in the mid-40’s with low temperatures in the 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Fountain’s population in 2019 was 30,454 with a growth rate of 2.22%. The job growth has increased by 4.1% over last year. Ten-year future predicted job growth is 40.01%. The major industries are Public Administration, Retail Trade, and Health Care & Social Assistance. The largest companies to work for are Ft. Carson Military Base, Kroger/Advanced Logistics, RMB Products, Pavestone, Adesa, and ScottsMiracle-Gro. The cost of living is moderate due to the Fountain real estate market and availability of affordable housing.
With it’s strong and diverse job base, job growth, scenic location, proximity to Colorado Springs and moderate cost of living, Fountain will continue to attract those who want to work and play in this scenic city.
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