Fort Collins, CO
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Living in Fort Collins


Fort Collins is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 170,243 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.

Fort Collins is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fort Collins is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Collins who work in sales jobs (10.94%), management occupations (10.67%), and office and administrative support (10.22%).

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.

Fort Collins is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Fort Collins is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

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, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fort Collins. 54.52% 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 2018 was $32,440, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,760 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 12.14% 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.