Fort Collins is a relatively large city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 169,810 people and 47 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 85.98% 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 management occupations (11.15%), office and administrative support (9.88%), and sales jobs (9.75%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.59% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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, 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. 55.64% 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 2018 was $35,489, which is upper middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,956 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 12.26% 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 German/Yiddish.