Fort Collins demographics profile

StatisticFort CollinsColoradoNational
Population157,2515,359,295318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,8125091
Median age29.336.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%45%43%
Speak English90%83%79%
Speak Spanish5%12%13%
Fort Collins, CO has a population of 157,251 and is the 160th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,812 per sq mi which is 5548% higher than the Colorado average and 3004% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Collins is 29 which is approximately 20% lower than the Colorado average of 36. In Fort Collins, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 40% of Fort Collins residents were born in Colorado, 53% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 6% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Fort Collins is 5548% higher than Colorado.
  • The median age in Fort Collins is 20% lower than Colorado.
  • In Fort Collins 88.58% of the population is White.
  • In Fort Collins 1.47% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Fort Collins 3.11% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Collins population breakdown by race

RaceFort CollinsColoradoNational
White88.58%84.28%73.35%
Black or African American1.47%4.09%12.63%
Asian3.11%2.94%5.22%
American Indian0.64%0.94%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.12%0.14%0.18%
Mixed race4.01%3.43%3.06%
Other race2.09%4.18%4.75%
In Fort Collins, 11.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Fort Collins, CO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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