Fort Collins, CO 80526 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 80526: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ft Collins, CO 80526

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 551
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,807
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,916
  • County: Larimer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.546, Longitude -105.113
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Fort Collins, CO 80526 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,149
Population in Households 45,029
Population in Familes 32,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,678
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 18,272
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 10,882
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,888 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,536 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,736 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 616 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $270,370
Average Home Value $311,309


Median Household Income $57,409
Average Household Income $75,987
Per Capita Income $30,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 1.34%
Households 0.75% 1.35%
Families 0.63% 1.26%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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 80526 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 80526 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 # 19 96th
Population Density1 # 94 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 244 52nd
Median Household Income # 208 59th
Per Capita Income # 213 58th

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