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Fort Collins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Collins is the 4th largest city in Colorado with a population of 158,372 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Collins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Collins is located at latitude 40.5482 and longitude -105.0648 in Larimer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Collins (see map below) encompass a land area of 54.62 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Larimer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The City of Fort Collins (GNIS ID: 2410526) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Collins is located within Fort Collins Division of Larimer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Collins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Collins: Camp Collins.

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Fort Collins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 158,372
Population in Households 151,219
Population in Familes 101,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,153
Population Density1 2,900
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 63,548
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 34,053
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 66,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,369 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,179 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,849 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $298,761
Average Home Value $341,443


Median Household Income $55,931
Average Household Income $76,821
Per Capita Income $31,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.52% 1.77%
Households 1.51% 1.81%
Families 1.42% 1.72%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Collins, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Collins to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 41 91st
Diversity Index2 # 199 57th
Median Household Income # 195 58th
Per Capita Income # 164 64th

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