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Fontanelle, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fontanelle had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.2897 and longitude -94.5616 in Adair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fontanelle 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fontanelle: Summerset.

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Fontanelle, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 661 (100%)
Population in Households 639 (96.7%)
Population in Families 494 (74.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 22 ( 3.3%)
Population Density 692
Diversity Index2 4
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,017
Average Household Income $68,510
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $29,460
Wealth Index5 86
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $89,461
Average Home Value $133,235
Housing Affordability Index3 303
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 180
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.16% -0.92%
Households -0.13% -0.88%
Families 0.91% -1.02%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.88%

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Fontanelle, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fontanelle to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 398 61st
Population Density # 484 52nd
Median Household Income # 793 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 738 73rd
Per Capita Income # 575 43rd
Diversity Index # 929 8th

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