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Fountain Hills is a town in Maricopa County, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area.

The community was named after the giant, manmade fountain at its center

The latitude of Fountain Hills is 33.611N. The longitude is -111.716W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,604 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,159.


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Median household income
Local
$61,619
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fountain Hills demographic reports
Fountain Hills is in the McDowell Mountain foothills, near the Fort McDowell and Salt River Indian reservations
Established in 1970
Site of Guinness World Record for "Fastest Skateboard," achieved in 1998 by Gary Hardwick, who set a record at 62.55 mph
Filming location for:
· 1995 movie, "Waiting to Exhale"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Great Fair - Feb. 23-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fountain Hills web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 109

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fountain Hills demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Maricopa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Phoenix area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 85268 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Fountain Hills residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fountain Hills ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fountain Hills was $32,230, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of Fountain Hills residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fountain Hills, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $804.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,361.


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Libraries in Fountain Hills include Fountain Hills Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fountain Hills include Fountain Hills Times

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Politics

Maricopa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fountain Hills political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fountain Hills workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fountain Hills between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Fountain Hills include Comfort Inn Fountain Hills, Copperwynd Resort and Club.

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