Fort Collins, CO 80521 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Collins, CO 80521

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 487
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,929
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,869
  • County: Larimer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.585, Longitude -105.114
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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

The table below compares 80521 to the other 488 ZIP Codes 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 # 41 92nd
Population Density1 # 90 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 219 55th
Median Household Income # 453 7th
Per Capita Income # 395 19th

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Fort Collins, CO 80521 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 34,445
Population in Households 29,510
Population in Familes 13,704
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,935
Population Density1 2,291
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 13,064
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,745 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,474 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,590 (62.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 681 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $234,700
Average Home Value $265,149


Median Household Income $34,054
Average Household Income $48,632
Per Capita Income $20,944
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.55% 0.89%
Households 1.0% 1.19%
Families 0.45% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
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.

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