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Demographic Information

General Population Characteristics

Demographics are the most recent statistical characteristics of a population. These types of data are used widely in public policy. Commonly examined demographics include gender, race, age, disabilities, mobility, home ownership, employment status, and even location. Demographic trends describe the historical changes in demographics in a population over time (for example, the average age of a population may increase or decrease over time). Both distributions and trends of values within a demographic variable are of interest. Demographics are about the population of a region and the culture of the people there. Please note, collegiate students, residing in city limits, are included in this data.

Characteristic Amount Source, Date
Square Miles 56.61 City of Fort Collins, 2014
Street Miles 594 City of Fort Collins, 2014
Estimated Housing Units 64,286 City of Fort Collins, 2014
Estimated Population 155,400 City of Fort Collins, 2014
Annual Population Growth Rate 2.04% City of Fort Collins, 2004-2014 (10 year average)
Employment 99,775 City of Fort Collins, 2012
Median Age 29.3 American Community Survey, 2008-2012 (5 year average)
Median Family Income $76,341 American Community Survey, 2008-2012 (5 year average)
Median Household Income $53,359 American Community Survey, 2008-2012 (5 year average)
Education Level
(approximate percentage of population with completion of 4 or more years of college education)
52.3% American Community Survey, 2008-2012 (5 year average)

Links to Regional Demographic Data

City of Fort Collins
City's Geographical Information Systems - Several online mapping applications are available to create your own maps. For example, you can find out traffic counts, or what kind of zoning the lot next door has. These applications have been developed by the City's GIS Division in order to provide citizens and staff access to GIS data.
Larimer County

Larimer County Compass - Contains a variety of data about important social, economic and environmental issues in Larimer County. There are nine categories providing measures of community- and county-wide progress and comparing local data to Colorado and the United States. In addition to statistics, Compass posts reports and studies about our county and provides links to many additional sources of local and national data. Information is constantly being added and updated, making Compass a continuous living report on the quality of life in Larimer County.
NCCAR

Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors (NCCAR) - This site features an online, searchable database of commercial properties for sale or lease in Northern Colorado.
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Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) - A 501(c) 6 designated, public/private, not-for-profit corporation serving Northern Colorado. The focus of the NCEDC is to leverage public and private funds to strengthen existing employers, support expansion projects, provide critical research for decision-making, and recruit new employers who create primary jobs, invest capital, and add vitality to the economy. The organization has many investors from various sectors of the community and is served by a 27-member Board of Directors, CEO, and staff that work closely with local resources and business service providers.
State of Colorado

State Demography Office (DOLA) - Responsible for population data needed by state agencies.