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Fontanelle, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fontanelle had a population of 654 as of July 1, 2018. Fontanelle ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fontanelle is located at latitude 41.29 and longitude -94.5601 in Adair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fontanelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,355 feet.

The City of Fontanelle (GNIS ID: 2394783) 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.

The City of Fontanelle is located within Township of Summerset, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adair County.

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Fontanelle, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 654
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 486
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 684
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $50,890
Average Household Income $58,069
Per Capita Income $25,398


Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 250 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $106,000
Average Home Value $126,900


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.33% -0.97%
Households -0.28% -0.89%
Families 1.0% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Fontanelle, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fontanelle to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 402 60th
Population Density # 495 51st
Diversity Index # 937 7th
Median Household Income # 700 31st
Per Capita Income # 799 21st

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