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Fountain is a town in Pitt County, in the Greenville metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after J.L. Fountain, settler; another says it was named for merchant Robert Fountain
The latitude of Fountain is 35.673N. The longitude is -77.64W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 510.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fountain demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pitt County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27829 ZIP code.
2% of Fountain residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fountain ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fountain was $10,944, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Fountain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fountain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $198. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.
Pitt County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fountain political report.
The average commute time for Fountain workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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