Fountain, NC

Fountain, situated in Pitt County, is a small town made up of only 1 square mile.

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The town was named in honor of R.A. Fountain.  


The median resident age in Fountain is 41 years. The median estimated household income is about $21,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Fountain is about $91,000 (2015) which is $69,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Fountain is 47% White, 49% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 2% other. 66% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 38% are married, 18% are divorced, 4% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married. 

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Pitt County

Fountain belongs to Pitt County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for William Pitt the Elder, is part of the Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Pitt County has a population of 168,000 and it's largest city Greenville, with a population of 10,000, is the county seat.

The county, formed from part of Beaufort County, borders Edgecombe, Greene, Wilson, Lenoir, Beaufort, Craven, and Martin Counties.

Pitt County is made up of 655 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The population of Fountain, NC is about 430. The population had been steadily increasing since the 1980's, before a steady decrease after 2000.


The elevation of Fountain, NC is 112 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Fountain, NC is 27829.

Area Code

The area code for Fountain, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Prior to the 2008 election, Fountain and Pitt County had voted mostly Republican, with 53% going to George W. Bush during the 2004 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous two or three elections. In recent years, the town has voted mostly Democrat, with 53% going to Barrack Obama in the 2012 election.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 37% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 4%.


The unemployment rate for Fountain is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Construction, maintenance, and office administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Daily Reflector and Minority Voice Newspaper are the primary newspapers that cover the Pitt County area.