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2.58% growth
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3.92% growth
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3.5% growth
Median Property Value
7.33% growth


The economy of Fort Collins, CO employs 85,148 people. The economy of Fort Collins, CO is specialized in Educational Services; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.58; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fort Collins, CO are Educational Services (13,690), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,519), and Retail trade (9,311), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($70,353), Utilities ($67,143), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,241).

Median household income in Fort Collins, CO is $57,831. Males in Fort Collins, CO have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,852. The income inequality of Fort Collins, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.511 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Fort Collins, CO. In Larimer County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,981. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Fort Collins, CO is from the county of Larimer County, CO.

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Fort Collins, CO is home to a population of 157,251 people, from which 96.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Collins, CO is composed of 127,055 White residents (80.8%), 17,943 Hispanic residents (11.4%), 4,781 Asian residents (3.04%), 4,158 Two+ residents (2.64%), and 2,086 Black residents (1.33%). The most common foreign languages in Fort Collins, CO are Spanish (7,606 speakers), Chinese (1,138 speakers), and Arabic (715 speakers), but compared to other places, Fort Collins, CO has a relative high number of Other Native North American (294 speakers), Other West Germanic (145 speakers), and Japanese (412 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fort Collins, CO awarded 7,676 degrees. The student population of Fort Collins, CO is skewed towards females, with 3,495 male students and 4,181 female students. Most students in Fort Collins, CO are White (5,659 and 73.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (579 and 7.54%), Unknown (404 and 5.26%), and Two or more races (220 and 2.87%). The largest universities in Fort Collins, CO by number of graduates are Colorado State University-Fort Collins (7,361 and 95.9%), IBMC College (96 and 1.25%), and Hair Dynamics Education Center (88 and 1.15%). The most popular majors in Fort Collins, CO are General Business Administration & Management (688 and 8.96%), General Human Development & Family Studies (277 and 3.61%), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (272 and 3.54%). The median tuition costs in Fort Collins, CO are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $8,716 and $26,010 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Collins, CO is $285,400, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $265,900 to $285,400, a 7.33% increase. The homeownership rate of Fort Collins, CO is 54.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fort Collins, CO have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Collins, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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