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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 168,623 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.5853 and longitude -105.0844 in Larimer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Collins 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Fort Collins, CO Housing Affordability Index is 85
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Fort Collins, CO Wealth Index is 96
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 168,623
Population in Households 160,903
Population in Families 107,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,720
Population Density 2,974
Diversity Index1 39
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,332
Average Household Income $86,735
Per Capita Income $34,865
Wealth Index3 96

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 69,481 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37,541 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,506 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,434 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $385,306
Housing Affordability Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 67,047
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 35,682
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.67% 1.47%
Households 1.56% 1.54%
Families 1.41% 1.43%
Median Household Income   3.87%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 2019 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 # 41 91st
Diversity Index # 193 58th
Median Household Income # 188 59th
Per Capita Income # 173 62nd

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