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, 2017)


Total Population 37,516
Daytime Population: Workers 28,848
Daytime Population: Residents 16,977
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45,825
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 32,089
Population in Familes 14,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,427
Population Density2 2,682
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $38,717
Average Household Income $55,406
Per Capita Income $22,404


Total Housing Units 14,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,795 (32.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,288 (63.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 578 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $298,736
Average Home Value $343,707


Total Households 14,083
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 5,177
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.45% 1.41%
Households 1.53% 1.6%
Families 1.16% 1.29%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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

The table below compares 80521 to the other 503 ZIP Codes in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 39 92nd
Population Density # 79 84th
Diversity Index # 225 56th
Median Household Income # 436 14th
Per Capita Income # 433 14th

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