Fort Collins, CO
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Fort Collins is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 165,080 people and 46 constituent 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.

When you are in Fort Collins, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 0.00% of Fort Collins’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fort Collins is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Collins who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Fort Collins is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Fort Collins has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Fort Collins enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Fort Collins.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fort Collins. 53.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fort Collins in 2010 was $31,686, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,744 for a family of four. However, Fort Collins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Collins is a somewhat 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 11.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Collins include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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