Fort Collins, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

Advertisement

Fort Collins Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Fort Collins Content

Also See: Fort Collins, CO ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Fort Collins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Collins is the 4th largest city in Colorado with a population of 152,502 as of July 1, 2015. 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 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.

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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Collins: Camp Collins.

City of Fort Collins, CO Boundary Map

Advertisement

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CO Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Fort Collins Division | Larimer County | Colorado Counties

Search the map for:
Advertisement

Fort Collins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 152,502
Population in Households 145,497
Population in Familes 97,841
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,005
Population Density1 2,810
Diversity Index2 38
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 62,053
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 33,171
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 65,024 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,004 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,049 (46.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,971 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $280,975
Average Home Value $313,304
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,173
Average Household Income $74,108
Per Capita Income $31,131
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.19%
Households 1.35% 1.36%
Families 1.21% 1.25%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
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.

Advertisement

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, 2015 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 # 44 91st
Diversity Index2 # 199 57th
Median Household Income # 211 54th
Per Capita Income # 172 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.