Fort Collins

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Welcome to Fort Collins

A Unique Confluence of Community and Culture, Where Innovation Marries the Great Outdoors
 
Step into Fort Collins, and you'll immediately sense an invigorating blend of outdoor enthusiasm and urban sophistication. This city is a pedestrian's dream and a cyclist's paradise, with lanes and pathways that beckon for exploration. Flourishing with a sense of community and an active lifestyle, Fort Collins is a place that makes you want to get up and go—whether it's to attend a vibrant cultural event or explore the great outdoors.
 
Sprouting against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins exudes a small-town charm but dons a cosmopolitan cloak. Community-driven and constantly expanding, it offers a splendid balance between the modern and the rustic. If you've ever wanted a lifestyle that effortlessly combines urban convenience with the allure of nature, you're in for a treat here.
 

What to Love

  • Embrace the Open Air: Outdoor adventures await with easy access to scenic trails, parks, and the Cache la Poudre River.
  • Beer Aficionado's Haven: Craft breweries abound, offering a connoisseur’s array of artisanal brews.
  • Academic Vibrance: Colorado State University fuels a youthful, scholarly ambiance.
  • Bike-Forward Living: Comprehensive biking lanes and paths make for an eco-friendly commuting experience.
  • Community Vibes: Experience a palpable sense of belonging amid friendly faces and inclusive neighborhood events.
 

Local Lifestyle

In Fort Collins, the zest for life is palpable. A breeding ground for innovation and creativity, the city has a flair for fostering startups and artistic ventures. There's an underlying sense of opportunity here, which isn't merely confined to the boardroom. Whether you're looking to tap into the local tech boom, engage in sustainability efforts, or simply find your tribe through numerous community events, you’ll find this city’s spirit irresistibly engaging.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Indulge your palate at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, a hub for Tex-Mex cuisine that has become synonymous with culinary zest. For those who prefer the sweeter things in life, Ginger and Baker offers an upscale bakery and restaurant setting that sets the standard for refined comfort food. Of course, a visit to Fort Collins would be incomplete without brunch at the historic Silver Grill Cafe. Italian cuisine is celebrated in its purest form at Rare Italian, providing an unparalleled dining experience. Nostalgia meets modernity at Union Bar & Soda Fountain, where retro vibes are served alongside contemporary favorites.
 

Things to Do

When the winter holidays roll around, the Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony becomes the city's jewel, casting a twinkling glow that captivates both young and old. This annual spectacle transforms the city into a veritable winter wonderland, giving the historic Old Town a magical ambiance.
 
Outdoor activities get a whimsical twist at the Tour de Fat Fort Collins, a cycling event that’s about more than just pedaling. With costumed riders, eclectic entertainment, and yes, plenty of local beer, it's an energetic celebration of Fort Collins' vibrant bike culture and community spirit.
 

Schools

 
Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a budding entrepreneur, or a parent seeking a wholesome community for your children, Fort Collins offers an incomparable lifestyle that’s brimming with opportunity. Welcome to your next chapter of luxury and convenience.

Overview for Fort Collins , CO

185,457 people live in Fort Collins , where the median age is 31.6 and the average individual income is $35,964.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

185,457

Total Population

31.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$35,964.3

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Collins , CO

Fort Collins has 69,115 households, with an average household size of 3. 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. 185,457 people call Fort Collins home. The population density is 1,682.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

185,457

Total Population

High

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

31.6

Median Age

50.04 / 49.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
69,115

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$35,964.3

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Schools in Fort Collins , CO

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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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Fort Collins High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Werner Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Linton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Liberty Common Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Zach Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Fossil Ridge High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Mountain Sage Community School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Academy of Arts and Knowledge Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Kruse Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Irish Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Riffenburgh Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Beebe Christian School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Rivendell School Of Northern Colorado
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Colorado Early College Fort Collins
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Ascent Classical Academy Northern Colorado
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
McGraw Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Putnam Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Harris Bilingual Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lopez Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Johnson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Olander Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Coyote Ridge Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Axis International Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins West
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Beattie Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bennett Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
O'Dea Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Tavelli Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Traut Core Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Shepardson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Fort Collins Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Compass Community Collaborative School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
Cornerstone Christian School
PRIVATE
6th - 11th
No rating available
St Joseph Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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