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The population of Fountain Hills is approximately 20,235 (2000), 22489 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,061 (1990), 10339 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fountain Hills is 43.263 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fountain Hills is 17 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.142 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fountain Hills to Washington DC is 2058 miles. The distance to the Arizona state capital is 20 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fountain Hills is positioned 33.60 degrees north of the equator and 111.74 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Fountain Hills elevation is 1,500 to 3200 feet above sea level.
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Fountain Hills location: A suburb northeast of Phoenix and Mesa. It is 30 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Fountain Hills is sunny and nice!
The weather in Fountain Hills is moderate. Click on current weather page for a weather update on this Fountain Hills Town page.
The average low temperature is 53 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 86 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 65 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 105 degrees F.
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Fountain Hills history:

Robert P. McCulloch bought 4,500 acres northeast of Scottsdale in 1960. It was once a large cattle ranch, but he changed all that by inviting his friend, Charles Wood, Jr. to join him in creating a new community. McCulloch wanted a landmark to help put the new town "on the map." This landmark was the famous fountain. The community is named for its rolling hills terrain and for its famous fountain. "The Fountain" is believed to be the tallest fountain in the world. It is located in a 28 acre lake. The fountain spews a column of water skyward to the height of 560 feet for 15 minutes every hour on the hour between 10 am and 9 pm. If wind gusts over 12 mph are present, the fountain may not operate. The fountain is almost three times higher than Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park

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The founding of Fountain Hills: 15 December 1970
The incorporation date of Fountain Hills: 5 December 1989

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Fountain Hills attractions:

The Fountain - details are under history.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
9736 N. Ft. McDowell Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85264
Tel. (480) 837-7779
A garden-like setting that allows visitors to actually encounter the kingdom of the wild. Walk among the wild cats in their natural settings. A children's "safari playground" is also included.

McDowell Mountain Regional Park
PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Tel. (480) 471-0173
north of Fountain Hills, this par with 21,099 acres offers hiking trails, camping, picnicking, and great outdoor activities

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
PO Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Tel. (480) 837-5121
Fax (480) 837-1630

Fountain Hills Great Fair
held each February with artists and craftmens from all over as well as a hot air balloon rally and much, much more.

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