Fort Collins, CO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
359,363
1.32% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.72% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$87,199
8.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$488,300
16.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
191,817
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Collins, CO had a population of 359k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $87,199. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Collins, CO grew from 354,670 to 359,363, a 1.32% increase and its median household income grew from $80,664 to $87,199, a 8.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Collins, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.33%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.69%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in Fort Collins, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Fort Collins, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Collins, CO are Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,956 degrees awarded in 2022), IBMC College-Fort Collins Campus (345 degrees), and Cheeks Beauty Academy (381699) (32 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Collins, CO was $488,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.5%.

Most people in Fort Collins, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Collins, CO was 2 cars per household.

Fort Collins, CO borders Boulder, CO, Cheyenne, WY, Greeley, CO, and Laramie, WY.

Population & Diversity

Fort Collins, CO is home to a population of 359k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.67% of Fort Collins, CO residents were born outside of the country (20.4k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (290k people) in Fort Collins, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Hispanic) and 16.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Fort Collins, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Collins, CO was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Collins, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    290k ± 661
  2. White (Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 1.55k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    16.9k ± 1.41k
12.2%
Hispanic Population
43.9k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (290k people) in Fort Collins, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Hispanic) and 16.9k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Fort Collins, CO are hispanic (43.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Collins, CO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    206,571 ± 10,957 people
  2. India
    22,427 ± 3,670 people
  3. China
    17,909 ± 3,280 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Colorado was Mexico, the natal country of 206,571 Colorado residents, followed by India with 22,427 and China with 17,909.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
20.4k people
5.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
20.7k people

As of 2022, 5.67% of Fort Collins, CO residents (20.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Collins, CO was 5.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,382 ± 541
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,251 ± 710
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,256 ± 367

Fort Collins, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Collins, CO employs 192k people. The largest industries in Fort Collins, CO are Educational Services (23,985 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,215 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,387 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($116,346), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,627), and Utilities ($90,904).

Males in Colorado have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,859. The income inequality in Colorado (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

192k
2022 Value
± 3,712
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 2.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Collins, CO grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 189k employees to 192k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Collins, CO, are Management Occupations (24,028 people), Sales & Related Occupations (20,060 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,251 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Collins, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

192k
2022 Value
± 3,712
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 2.72%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Collins, CO grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 189k employees to 192k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Collins, CO, are Educational Services (23,985 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (23,215 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (21,387 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Collins, CO, though some of these residents may live in Fort Collins, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,998
Median earning men ± $1,460
$37,675
Median earning women ± $1,134

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,262), Public Administration ($84,160), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($79,565).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,557), Wholesale Trade ($59,766), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,227).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,512
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,998
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,504
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Collins, CO awarded 8,335 degrees. The student population of Fort Collins, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 14,921 male students and 18,937 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Collins, CO are White (5,849 and 74.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,058 and 13.5%), Two or More Races (359 and 4.59%), and Asian (239 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Fort Collins, CO by number of degrees awarded are Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,956 and 95.5%), IBMC College-Fort Collins Campus (345 and 4.14%), and Cheeks Beauty Academy (381699) (32 and 0.384%).

The most popular majors in Fort Collins, CO are General Business Administration & Management (981 and 11.8%), General Psychology (283 and 3.4%), and Business Family & Consumer Sciences (269 and 3.23%).

The median tuition cost in Fort Collins, CO for a public four year colleges is $9,903 for in-state students and $29,861 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fort Collins, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 33,858 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 33,858 students enrolled in Fort Collins, CO, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,272 records, of which 55.7% were women and 44.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 651 degrees awarded
  2. 261 degrees awarded
  3. 256 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Collins, CO was General Business Administration & Management with 651 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Fort Collins, CO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,956 degrees awarded
  2. 345 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Colorado State University-Fort Collins with 7,956 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,567 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Collins, CO, which is 0.748 times less than the 4,768 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,849 degrees mean that there were 5.53 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,058 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,656) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Collins, CO was $488,300 in 2022, which is 1.73 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $420,200 to $488,300, a 16.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Collins, CO is 64.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Collins, CO have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Collins, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Collins, CO is $87,199. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Fort Collins, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

Property

$488,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,554
$96,055
Median Property Taxes
±$2,352

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Collins, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.5% of the housing units in Fort Collins, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Collins, CO was Douglas County, CO with a value of $139,010, followed by Elbert County, CO and Broomfield County, CO, with respective values of $124,360 and $117,541.

The following map shows all of the counties in Fort Collins, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$87,199
Median Household Income
± $2,139
149k
Number of Households
± 3,160

In 2022, the median household income of the 149k households in Fort Collins, CO grew to $87,199 from the previous year's value of $80,664.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Collins, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Collins, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.1%)

In 2022, 69% of workers in Fort Collins, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.1%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Collins, CO have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Fort Collins, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Collins, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Collins, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Collins, CO (40.1k out of 350k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Collins, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Fort Collins, CO has health coverage, with 54.2% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.91%
Uninsured
54.2%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Collins, CO declined by 0.956% from 5.96% to 5.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Collins, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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