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2001 Citizen Survey Results

Fort Collins as a Community

Fort Collins as a place to live

Overall, nearly 90 percent of residents describe Fort Collins as either a good or very good place to live.

The survey questionnaire asked respondents to rate Fort Collins as a community on several specific items. The graph below lists these items along with their corresponding rating scores. All of these items scored in the "good" to "very good" range. Residents highly regard the Fort Collins community overall, as a place to live, and, more specifically, as a place to attend college or raise children, and as a safe community.

Residents' Ratings of Fort Collins as a Community
100=Very Good, 75=Good, 50=Neither good nor bad, 25=Bad and 0=Very Bad
Scores in the range of 63 to 100 are generally considered "good" to "very good."
Residents' Rating of Fort Collins as a Community


Living in Fort Collins
Top 5 Things People Like Most Top 5 Things People Like Least
  • Climate
  • Proximity to mountains/ open space
  • People: friendly, caring and neighborly
  • Size of Fort Collins
  • A clean city
  • Traffic
  • Sprawl and pace of growth
  • Cost of living
  • Lack of diversity
  • Poorly timed stoplights