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Fort Collins, CO
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Living in Fort Collins



Fort Collins is a relatively large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 169,249 people and 47 associated neighborhoods, Fort Collins is the fourth largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Fort Collins are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Also of interest is that Fort Collins has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Fort Collins really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Fort Collins is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Fort Collins more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Fort Collins’s character and quality of life.

Not only is Fort Collins a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Fort Collins a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

If knowledge is power, Fort Collins is a pretty powerful place. 58.33% of the adults in Fort Collins have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Fort Collins in 2022 was $43,495, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,980 for a family of four. However, Fort Collins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Collins is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Collins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Collins residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fort Collins also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Collins include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Fort Collins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.