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How would your rate the overall quality of life if Fort Collins? How often do you visit our parks and City facilities and interact with City staff? Are you satisfied when you do? These are just a couple of the topics covered in our annual Community Survey. Residents can rate everything from access to arts and culture, to job opportunities. You can also rank priorities and tell us how you prefer to receive information.

The Fort Collins Community Survey serves as a consumer report card for the City. Residents rate the quality of life, their satisfaction with community amenities and local government. Residents also provide feedback on what is working well and what is not, and identify priorities for community planning and resource allocation. The City started the survey in 2001 and compares results from year to year to see trends as well as compare Fort Collins to other jurisdictions across the nation and Front Range.

2023 Community Survey Highlights#

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey! Overall, the report is positive with a few areas of concern and opportunities for improvement. 

Some of Fort Collins’ strongest areas are:

  • Overall quality of life
  • Overall as a place to live and raise children
  • Quality of cultural and recreational opportunities

Some of the City’s greatest areas for improvement and focus are:

  • Affordable quality housing
  • Neighborhood livability and social health
  • Environmental health
  • Transit and Transportation

This is just one of many methods of public input the City uses in decision-making processes.

Download the 2023 Community Survey Report

What Can You Learn?#

The survey covers a variety of topics connected to the City’s seven strategic outcome areas.

  1. Neighborhood Livability & Social Health
  2. Culture & Recreation
  3. Economic Health
  4. Environmental Health
  5. Safe Community
  6. Transportation and Mobility
  7. High Performing Government

The community rates the community on a scale of “Very Good” to “Very Bad” on items such as:

  • Overall, as a place to live
  • Community acceptance of all people
  • Safety in different areas of town
  • Disaster response and other safety services
  • Utilities such as drinking water and electric services
  • Support of businesses
  • Natural areas and other cultural opportunities
  • Interactions with City staff

The reports include overall results in these areas and cross analyses of the data to show how different segments of the population feel about the community. For example, results can be compared by: respondent length of residency; age; race/ethnicity; and geographical area.