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Fort Collins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Collins is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Larimer County at latitude 40.5482 and longitude -105.0648. Larimer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fort Collins, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Collins, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Collins indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Collins: Camp Collins.

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Fort Collins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 149,567
Population in Households 142,704
Population in Familes 95,957
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,863
Population Density1 2,756
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 60,658
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 32,335
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 63,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,515 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,143 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,979 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $264,254
Average Home Value $294,524


Median Household Income $53,485
Average Household Income $71,408
Per Capita Income $29,937
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.9% 1.09%
Households 1.13% 1.25%
Families 0.88% 1.07%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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, 2014 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 # 201 56th
Median Household Income # 205 55th
Per Capita Income # 176 62nd

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