The City of Fort Collins is the 4th largest city in Colorado with a population of 169,874 as of July 1, 2020. 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.
|Total Population||169,874 (100%)|
|Population in Households||162,105 (95.4%)|
|Population in Families||108,248 (63.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||7,769 ( 4.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$65,316|
|Average Household Income||$87,935|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||25%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,474|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||69,849 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||35,792 (51.2%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||32,026 (45.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,031 ( 2.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$389,301|
|Average Home Value||$426,917|
|Housing Affordability Index3||100|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.48%|
|Per Capita Income||1.89%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.3%|
The table below compares Fort Collins to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 4||99th|
|Population Density||# 41||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 199||57th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 148||32nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 186||60th|
|Diversity Index||# 201||56th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.