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Fort Collins, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Collins is the 4th largest city in Colorado with a population of 165,028 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Collins ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Collins is located at latitude 40.5482 and longitude -105.0648 in Larimer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Collins (see map below) encompass a land area of 54.62 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Larimer County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,003 feet.

The City of Fort Collins (GNIS ID: 2410526) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Collins is located within Fort Collins Division of Larimer County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Collins: Camp Collins.

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Fort Collins, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 165,028
Population in Households 157,270
Population in Familes 106,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,758
Population Density2 3,022
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $59,789
Average Household Income $83,729
Per Capita Income $34,259


Total Housing Units 68,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,599 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,940 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,671 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $346,562
Average Home Value $405,302


Total Households 65,539
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 34,863
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.66% 1.58%
Households 1.52% 1.57%
Families 1.36% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Fort Collins, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Collins to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 40 91st
Diversity Index # 197 57th
Median Household Income # 192 58th
Per Capita Income # 156 66th

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