Fort Collins

Better known as the “Choice City”
Search Homes

Welcome to Fort Collins

Better known as the “Choice City”! Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University, Fort Collins offers something for everyone. Outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and a great place to live!
Residents here get the best of both worlds. Small town convenience and big city opportunities. You have easy access to camping, hiking, snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing to rafting, fishing, or water skiing. The city also offers several shopping malls, countless varieties of restaurants, six movie complexes, a regional cultural center, and several arts and entertainment venues. Best of all, residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine and the “big sky” of Colorado.
Fort Collins is located just 65 miles north of Denver, Colorado’s capital, and is easily accessible by car, bus, or air travel. An hourly shuttle service provides convenient transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

Quick Facts

  • County: Larimer
  • Elevation: 5,003 ft
  • Population: 158,600 (2015)
  • Median Age: 29.3 years old
  • Median Household Income: $53,359 (American Community Survey, 2008-2012)

Awards & Honors

  • A Overall Rating – Fort Collins Renters: Apartment List – July 2018
  • 3rd Largest Reduction in Crime in CO (2012-16): ValuePenguin – Nov 2017
  • No. 4 Bloomberg Brain Index: Bloomberg – Oct 2017
  • 9th Best City to Raise a Family in Colorado: WalletHub – Sep 2017
  • 18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
  • 3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – Jul 2017
  • 12th Best Midsize City for First-Time Home Buyers: WalletHub – Jul 2017
  • 1st Stable and Growing Housing Market: – Jun 2017
  • No. 156 Best City for Summer Travel with Families: lendedu – Apr 2017
  • No. 186 Best City for Staying in Shape: lendedu – Apr 2017
  • Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family: lendedu – Feb 2017
  • 2nd Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
  • 17th Best Places to Buy a Forever Home: Good Call – Jan 2017

Location, Location, Location

City Miles Minutes
Loveland 8 10
Greeley 29 35
Estes Park 42 60
Windsor 10 15
Boulder 46 60
Cheyenne 45 60
Wellington 10 15
Denver 63.7 66
DIA Airport 75 90

Overview for Fort Collins, CO

166,788 people live in Fort Collins, where the median age is 30 and the average individual income is $38,949. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

30 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Around Fort Collins, CO

There's plenty to do around Fort Collins, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse, Poudre Liquors, and EL Don Food Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.79 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.98 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins has 67,270 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fort Collins do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 166,788 people call Fort Collins home. The population density is 2,914.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.59 / 49.41%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fort Collins, CO

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Fort Collins. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating

Committed to Your Success

When it comes to real estate, having a trusted partner by your side makes all the difference. Venna Hillman is dedicated to offering comprehensive support and expert guidance to help you achieve your real estate goals. Get in touch today!

Follow Me on Instagram