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Fountain Valley is a city in Orange County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
So named because of an abundant water supply and many artesian wells
The latitude of Fountain Valley is 33.709N. The longitude is -117.952W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 55,747.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fountain Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Orange County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92843 ZIP code.
12% of Fountain Valley residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fountain Valley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fountain Valley was $26,521, compared with $21,587 nationally.
34% of Fountain Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fountain Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $996. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,677.
Libraries in Fountain Valley include Fountain Valley Branch Library ... View libraries
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fountain Valley political report.
The average commute time for Fountain Valley workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fountain Valley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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