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La Fontaine, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of La Fontaine had a population of 687 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.6739 and longitude -85.7214 in Wabash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Fontaine 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.

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

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La Fontaine, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

La Fontaine, IN Housing Affordability Index is 350
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
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.

WEALTH INDEX

La Fontaine, IN Wealth Index is 52
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 687 (100%)
Population in Households 598 (87.0%)
Population in Families 497 (72.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 89 (13.0%)
Population Density 1,131
Diversity Index2 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,136
Average Household Income $60,539
Per Capita Income $21,959
Wealth Index4 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $82,212
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 249
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 170
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -2.58% -0.89%
Households -2.94% -0.98%
Families -2.89% -1.08%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

La Fontaine, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Fontaine to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 411 40th
Population Density # 393 42nd
Diversity Index # 549 19th
Median Household Income # 378 44th
Per Capita Income # 541 20th

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