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La Fontaine, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of La Fontaine had a population of 756 as of July 1, 2016. La Fontaine ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Fontaine is located at latitude 40.6741 and longitude -85.7219 in Wabash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Fontaine (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wabash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 804 feet.

The Town of La Fontaine (GNIS ID: 2396699) 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 Town of La Fontaine is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wabash County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Fontaine population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Fontaine: Ashland, Grants Land, LaFontaine, Lafontaine.

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La Fontaine, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 756
Population in Households 667
Population in Familes 557
Population in Group Qrtrs 89
Population Density1 1,259
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 277
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 191
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (26.7%)
Median Home Value $74,762
Average Home Value $92,450


Median Household Income $45,513
Average Household Income $54,240
Per Capita Income $21,355
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.31% -0.92%
Households -2.67% -0.96%
Families -2.45% -1.07%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Fontaine, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Fontaine to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 41st
Population Density1 # 365 46th
Diversity Index2 # 532 22nd
Median Household Income # 399 41st
Per Capita Income # 461 32nd

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