Fort Collins, CO 80521 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 80521: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Collins, CO 80521

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 470
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,013
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,029
  • County: Larimer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.585, Longitude -105.114
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Collins, CO 80521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 35,873
Population in Households 30,538
Population in Familes 14,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,335
Population Density1 2,292
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 13,796
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 5,078
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,575 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,221 (63.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 684 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $247,159
Average Home Value $291,836


Median Household Income $35,640
Average Household Income $50,146
Per Capita Income $21,880
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.97%
Households 1.18% 1.26%
Families 0.73% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.42%
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.


Fort Collins, CO 80521 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 80521 to the other 500 ZIP Codes 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density1 # 88 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 224 55th
Median Household Income # 455 9th
Per Capita Income # 408 19th

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