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2001 Citizen Survey Results

Respondent Characteristics

About how many years have you lived in Fort Collins?

Average number of years: 17.5

25 percent of respondents have lived in Fort Collins for fewer than five years.

50 percent of respondents have lived in Fort Collins for fewer than 14 years.

Are you a student at Colorado State University or another local college or university?

Student status

Survey respondents

Full-time

12.0%

Part-time

3.7%

Not a student

84.3%

Total

100.0%

Note: Based on 2001 Census data and enrollment at Colorado State University and Front Range Community College, both full-time and part-time college students represent about 19.8 percent of the total Fort Collins population. However, the reader should note that survey respondents were restricted to adults at least 18 years of age. The number of college students at least 18 years of age as a percentage of the Fort Collins adult population is unknown.

Which one of the following best describes the type of housing unit where you live?

Type of housing

Survey respondents

*Fort Collins housing units

Detached single-family home

64.6%

 

Mobile home

3.8%

 

Total single-family

68.4%

62%

Apartment in an apartment complex

14.6%

 

Attached single-family home

14.3%

 

Dormitory or sorority house or fraternity house

2.2%

 

Other

0.4%

 

Total multi-family

31.5%

39%

**Totals

100.0%

100%

* Source: Trends, City of Fort Collins Colorado, 1998.

** Percentages may total slightly more or less than 100 percent due to rounding.

 

Do you own or rent your home?

Ownership status

Survey respondents

Own

71.7%

Rent

28.3%

Total

100.0%

Note: The 1990 Census is the most current data available on home ownership in Fort Collins. This data indicates that 53 percent of housing units were owner-occupied in 1990. However, given the growth that Fort Collins has experienced since 1990, the percentage of owner-occupied housing may have increased substantially to that reflected by the survey results. Housing data from the 2000 Census was not available at the time this report was prepared.

In which part of Fort Collins do you reside?

Quadrant

*Survey respondents

**Fort Collins distribution of dwelling units (1993)

Northwest

34.1%

28.4%

Northeast

19.3%

10.4%

Southwest

19.3%

28.6%

Southeast

27.4%

32.6%

***Totals

100.0%

100.0%

*College Avenue is the north/south axis and Drake Road is the east/west axis.

**College Avenue is the north /south axis and Prospect Road is the east/west axis. Source: Trends, City of Fort Collins Colorado, 1998.

*** Percentages may total slightly more or less than 100 percent due to rounding.

Note: Given the differences in time and quadrant boundaries, the reader should not directly compare the distribution of survey responses with the 1993 distribution of dwelling units.

Which of the age groups below best describes you?

Age group

Survey respondents

*County-level distribution of the adult population

18-24

10.9%

16.3%

25-34

18.4%

20.2%

35-44

19.4%

24.7%

45-54

18.8%

16.7%

55-64

13.7%

9.0%

65 or older

18.8%

13.0%

Totals

100.0%

100.0%

*Source: Census Bureau annual estimate.

Which of the following best describes the highest amount of formal education that you have completed?

Education level

Survey respondents

0-12 years, no diploma

1.8%

High school graduate

9.9%

Some college, no degree

23.3%

Associate degree

6.5%

Bachelor’s degree

25.4%

Some graduate work, no graduate degree

11.2%

Graduate degree

21.9%

Total

100.0%

*Completed four or more years of college

58.5%

* In comparison to the survey respondents, some 42.7 percent of Fort Collins residents age 25 or older have completed four or more years of college. However, this percentage is based on 1990 Census data.

Gender

 

Survey respondents

Male

44.2%

Female

55.8%

Total

100.0%

 

Which one of the household income categories below best describes your household’s income before taxes for the year 2000?

Income category

Survey respondents

Less than $10,000

7.7%

$10,000 - $19,999

9.4%

$20,000 - $29,999

11.7%

$30,000 - $39,999

11.5%

$40,000 - $49,999

11.9%

$50,000 - $74,999

20.9%

$75,000 - $99,999

15.6%

$100,000 - $124,999

5.1%

$125,000 - $149,999

2.3%

$150,000 or more

3.8%

Total

100.0%

Respondents’ median household income

$40,000 - $49,999

*Population median household income at the county level.

$43,853

*Source: Census Bureau estimated 1997 income for Larimer County.