Fountain Valley Demographics
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.
Housing & real estate
Median rent in Fountain Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $996. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,677.
As of the census of 2008, there were 57,925 people, 18,162 households, and 14,220 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,382.4/km² (6,167.8/mi²). There were 18,473 housing units at an average density of 800.5/km² (2,072.4/mi²)
Fountain Valley is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The population was 57,925 at the 2008 census. A classic bedroom community, Fountain Valley is a safe, middle-class, residential area.
The city was incorporated in 1957, before which it was known as Talbert (also as Gospel Swamps by residents). The name of Fountain Valley refers to the very high water table in the area at the time the name was chosen, and the many corresponding artesian wells in the area. Early settlers constructed drainage canals to make the land usable for agriculture, which remained the dominant use of land until the 1960s, when construction of large housing tracts accelerated