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: 500
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,128
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,244
  • 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, 2016)


Total Population 36,961
Population in Households 31,520
Population in Familes 14,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,441
Population Density1 2,523
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 14,025
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 5,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,736 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,289 (63.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 678 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $279,923
Average Home Value $329,503


Median Household Income $35,993
Average Household Income $51,882
Per Capita Income $21,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.58%
Households 1.37% 1.82%
Families 1.02% 1.51%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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 504 ZIP Codes 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 # 34 93rd
Population Density1 # 80 84th
Diversity Index2 # 223 56th
Median Household Income # 459 9th
Per Capita Income # 433 14th

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