Fontana is a city in south central Miami County, Kansas, United States and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 224. The name Fontana comes from the French word fontaine, meaning fountain or a spring-like water source. It was given to the small city from a spring near the town site. Fontana’s history as a community dates back to the early 19th century, however incorporation did not occur until 1889.
Fontana has a total area of 0.84 square miles (2.18 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 224 people, 72 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 266.7 inhabitants per square mile (103.0/km). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 100.0 per square mile (38.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 92.9% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.
There were 72 households of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.42.
The median age in the city was 32.2 years. 31.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 21.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 149 people, 61 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 854.6 people per square mile (338.4/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 384.3 per square mile (152.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.67% Native American, 0.67% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population.
There were 61 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.72.
In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $32,083. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $13,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,484. There were 5.4% of families and 12.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 7.4% of under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.