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The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, spews water to a height of 562 feet, once per hour.
The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, spews water to a height of 562 feet, once per hour.

Fountain Hills is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. The official 2004 population estimate was 22,557. In contrast to neighboring Scottsdale, homes in Fountain Hills are widely spaced, in a more rural setting. Fountain Hills is home to the world's second tallest fountain, and neighbors the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation. Charles W. Juels' Fountain Hills Observatory is situated nearby. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 47 KB)The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, at 562 feet tall, is the highest fountain in the world. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (480x640, 47 KB)The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, at 562 feet tall, is the highest fountain in the world. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed February 14, 1871 Seat Phoenix Area  - Total  - Water 23,891 km² (9,224 mi²) 55 km² (21 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 113,998 sq mi  295,254 km² 310 miles  500 km 400 miles  645 km 0. ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Scottsdale ([[Oodham language|Oodham Pima]: Vaá¹£ai S-veá¹£onÄ­) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has... The Jet dEau fountain in Lake Geneva in Geneva A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons), fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. ... Charles W. Juels is an American astronomer. ... The world famous fountain of Fountain Hills, Arizona, spews water to a height of 562 feet, once per hour. ...

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Law and government

Fountain Hills is set up under a Council-Manager system. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


The current mayor of Fountain Hills is Wally Nichols and was elected in May of 2003. The current town council consists of the Mayor and six councilmembers: Councilman John Kavanagh, Councilman Keith McMahan, Councilman Edwin Kehe, and Councilman Jay Schlum. Kathleen Nicola served as councilwoman from June 6, 2002 until she died as the result of a boating accident on May 19, 2005. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (140th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Fountain Hills's current Town Manager is Timothy Pickering. Among other council appointed staff are Town Attorney Andrew McGuire and Town Magistrate Ted Armbruster.


The town does not have it's own law enforcement. They are patrolled by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office with the elected Shderiff Joe Arpillo, who also lives within the town.


Geography

Location of Fountain Hills, Arizona, within Maricopa County
Location of Fountain Hills, Arizona, within Maricopa County

Fountain Hills is located at 33°36'17" North, 111°43'43" West (33.604811, -111.728526)GR1. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x584, 33 KB)Map of approximate corporate boundary of Fountain Hills, Arizona, within Maricopa County File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x584, 33 KB)Map of approximate corporate boundary of Fountain Hills, Arizona, within Maricopa County File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.2 km² (18.2 mi²). 47.1 km² (18.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The fountain

The eponymous fountain was built in 1971 by Robert P. McCulloch, the same year that reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, another of McCulloch's projects, was completed. The plume of water rises from a concrete water-lily sculpture in the center of a large man-made lake and is driven by three 600-horsepower pumps. When all three pumps are on under zero wind condition, the fountain can reach over 560 feet in height. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... This article is a text about the Bridge in London. ... Lake Havasu City is a city located in Mohave County, Arizona. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 20,235 people, 8,653 households, and 6,515 families residing in the town. The population density was 430.0/km² (1,113.8/mi²). There were 10,491 housing units at an average density of 222.9/km² (577.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.26% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 3.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,653 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.67. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 33.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $61,619, and the median income for a family was $68,185. Males had a median income of $50,324 versus $32,307 for females. The per capita income for the town was $32,230. 4.1% of the population and 2.2% of families were below the poverty line. 5.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Newspaper

The most read newspaper in Fountain Hills is The Fountain Hills Times. A new edition of The Times is published every Wednesday and has been printed for over twenty years. Western States Publishers, Inc. is the parent company of The Fountain Hills Times, and also publishes the Fountain Hills/Rio Verde Telephone Directory, Fountain Hills Community Guide, Fountain Hills HOME, and The Arizona Sentinel 'Let's Go!'.


www.fhtimes.com


Public meetings

Public meetings are scheduled regularly as follows:


Town Council meets the first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall's council chambers (Building B).


Planning and Zoning Commission meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.


The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center.


The Board of Adjustment meets on an as-needed basis the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., also at Town Hall.


The town also operates a government access channel on Cox Cable Channel 11 and has done so since at least 1998.


Sister cities

Fountain Hills has two sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Kasterlee (Antwerpen, Belgium) and Dierdorf (Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the unrelated concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Kasterlee is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Dierdorf is a town and a municipality in the district of Neuwied, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Rhineland-Palatinate (German Rheinland-Pfalz) is one of 16 Bundesländer of Germany. ...


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Coordinates: 33.604811° N -111.728526° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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State of Arizona Image File history File links Flag_of_Arizona. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 6th 113,998 sq mi  295,254 km² 310 miles  500 km 400 miles  645 km 0. ...

Regions

North Central Arizona | Northern Arizona | Phoenix metropolitan area | Southern Arizona | Arizona Strip This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... North Central Arizona is a geographical region of Arizona. ... Northern Arizona is dominated by the Colorado Plateau, the southern border of which in Arizona is called the Mogollon Rim. ... The Phoenix metropolitan area, locally known as the Valley of the Sun (or Phoenix Valley), is a metropolitan area that includes Phoenix, Arizona, the rest of Maricopa County, and Pinal County. ... Southern Arizona is a region of the United States. ... The Arizona Strip is that part of the US state of Arizona lying north of the Colorado River and south of the state of Utah. ...

Counties

Apache | Cochise | Coconino | Gila | Graham | Greenlee | La Paz | Maricopa | Mohave | Navajo | Pima | Pinal | Santa Cruz | Yavapai | Yuma List of the 15 counties in the U.S. state of Arizona: Arizona county map Apache County formed in 1879 from part of Yavapai County. ... Apache County is located in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1881 Seat Bisbee Area  - Total  - Water 16,107 km² (6,219 mi²) 128 km² (49 mi²) 0. ... Coconino County is located in the north central part of the state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1881 Seat Globe Area  - Total  - Water 12,421 km² (4,796 mi²) 73 km² (28 mi²) 0. ... Graham County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Greenlee County is located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... La Paz County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed February 14, 1871 Seat Phoenix Area  - Total  - Water 23,891 km² (9,224 mi²) 55 km² (21 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1864 Seat Kingman Area  - Total  - Water 34,886 km² (13,470 mi²) 409 km² (158 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed March 21, 1895 Seat Holbrook Area  - Total  - Water 25,795 km² (9,959 mi²) 16 km² (6 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1864 Seat Tucson Area  - Total  - Water 23,799 km² (9,189 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Arizona Formed 1875 Seat Florence Area  - Total  - Water 13,919 km² (5,374 mi²) 12 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Santa Cruz County is located in the south of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Yavapai County is located in the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Yuma County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. ...

Largest cities

Chandler | Gilbert | Glendale | Mesa | Peoria | Phoenix | Scottsdale | Tempe | Tucson A list of cities in Arizona (by population*) is below. ... Chandler is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 176,582. ... Gilbert is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Gilbert was the fastest-growing incorporated place of over 100,000 people in the US from 1990 to 2000, as well as in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Census estimates. ... Glendale is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... The City of Mesa logo Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona and part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Area. ... Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Nickname: Valley of the Sun Official website: http://www. ... Scottsdale ([[Oodham language|Oodham Pima]: Vaá¹£ai S-veá¹£onÄ­) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has... Downtown Tempe Tempe (pronounced by local residents) is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2004 population estimate of 160,676. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Official website: http://www. ...


 
 

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