Fort Collins, CO Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Fort Collins?

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There are 166,788 residents in Fort Collins, with a median age of 30. Of this, 50.59% are males and 49.41% are females. US-born citizens make up 91.45% of the resident pool in Fort Collins, while non-US-born citizens account for 4.32%. Additionally, 4.24% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 122,011 people in Fort Collins currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 166,788 0.4%
Male Population 84,384 1.5%
Female Population 82,404 -0.6%
Male population 50.59%
Female population 49.41%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 30 0.3%
Citizen US Born 152,523 0.0%
Citizen not US Born 7,199 4.8%
Not Citizen 7,066 5.4%
Citizen US Born 91.45%
Citizen not US Born 4.32%
Not Citizen 4.24%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 857 -14.7%
Moved from Same County 21,711 -5.1%
Moved from Same State 10,778 6.9%
Moved from Different State 10,118 4.1%
Same House as Last Year 122,011 0.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.52%
Moved from Same County 13.12%
Moved from Same State 6.51%
Moved from Different State 6.11%
Same House as Last Year 73.73%

What are the employment statistics in Fort Collins?

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White-collar workers make up 85.97% of the working population in Fort Collins, while blue-collar employees account for 14.03%. There are also 9,324 entrepreneurs in Fort Collins (9.95% of the workforce); 60,435 workers employed in private companies (64.51%); and 16,552 people working in governmental institutions (17.67%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 80,537 1.4%
Blue Collar 13,139 1.4%
White Collar 85.97%
Blue Collar 14.03%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 9,324 3.8%
Private Companies 60,435 1.8%
Governmental Workers 16,552 -1.3%
Not for Profit Companies 7,365 1.9%
Self Employees 9.95%
Private Companies 64.51%
Governmental Workers 17.67%
Not for Profit Companies 7.86%

How many households are there in Fort Collins?

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There are a total of 67,270 households in Fort Collins, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 52.13% of these Fort Collins households, while non-family units account for the remaining 47.87%. Additionally, 24.32% of households have children and 75.68% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 67,270 9.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -7.8%
Family Households 35,069 4.5%
Non-family Households 32,201 15.2%
Family Households 52.13%
Non-family Households 47.87%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 16,363 1.4%
Households without Children 50,907 12.2%
Households with Children 24.32%
Households without Children 75.68%

What are the median and average incomes in Fort Collins?

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The average annual household income in Fort Collins is $96,301, while the median household income sits at $72,932 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $81,193, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $111,198. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $33,760 and $58,131, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $96,301 5.1%
Median Household Income $72,932 3.4%
People below Poverty Level 24,676 -1.1%
People above Poverty Level 132,381 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Fort Collins?

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There are 70,187 housing units in Fort Collins, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1991. Of the 67,270 occupied housing units in Fort Collins, 52.95% are owner-occupied, while 47.05% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.7% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $440,800. In general, housing costs reach $1,482 per month in Fort Collins.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 70,187 9.2%
Median Year Built 1991 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 3,213 6.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,072 7.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,074 10.8%
Built between 1960 and 1969 4,685 4.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 11,808 9.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,518 9.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 14,768 3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 12,657 7.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 9,176 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 216 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 67,270 9.3%
Owner Occupied 35,622 4.6%
Renter Occupied 31,648 15.2%
Owner Occupied 52.95%
Renter Occupied 47.05%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 24,474 4.7%
Without Mortgage 11,148 4.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $440,800 8.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $401,000 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,482 4.8%
With Mortgage 68.7%
Without Mortgage 31.3%

What is the level of education in Fort Collins?

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Approximately 19.58% of the population in Fort Collins holds a high school degree (that's 26,938 residents), while 25.88% have attained a college certificate (26,158 locals) and 28.78% have a bachelor's degree (39,586 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,243 -3.3%
Some High School 26,938 -0.1%
Some College 26,158 0.2%
Associate Degree 9,784 -4.7%
Bachelor's Degree 39,586 3.0%
Graduate Degree 24,394 1.4%
No High School 0.9%
Some High School 19.58%
Some College 25.88%
Associate Degree 7.11%
Bachelor's Degree 28.78%
Graduate Degree 17.73%

What is the marital status of Fort Collins residents?

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A total of 66,461 people in Fort Collins have never been married (which represents 46.56% of the total population), while 59,413 of them are wedded (41.62%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 1,037 (0.73%) and 12,180 (8.53%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 66,461 -0.6%
Married 59,413 3.7%
Separated 1,037 1.9%
Widowed 4,680 -1.8%
Divorced 12,180 -4.6%
Never Married 46.56%
Married 41.62%
Separated 0.73%
Widowed 3.28%
Divorced 8.53%

What are the most common means of transportation in Fort Collins?

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The top three means of transportation people in Fort Collins use to get to work are: car, bicycle and walking. A total of 67,535 residents commute by car, 4,040 prefer going to work by bicycle and 3,954 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 67,535 -3.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,626 -7.0%
Bicycle 4,040 -8.7%
Motorcycle 136 32.0%
TaxiCab 40 -33.3%
Walk 3,954 2.4%

What is the median and average household income in Fort Collins by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
80521 37,867 14,179 $50,712.00 $73,134.00
80524 37,236 15,527 $73,959.00 $103,660.00
80525 54,980 23,060 $81,531.00 $107,277.00
80526 44,566 18,546 $73,526.00 $92,739.00
80528 23,352 8,083 $118,099.00 $156,960.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 80521 80524 80525 80526 80528

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