Income/capita 3%
Household income 5%
Unemployment 0%
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Income per capita$30,680$33,230$29,829
Median household income$57,831$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$86,174$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,204$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$30,179$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$20,218$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level17.8%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Collins is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Collins is 5% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Collins is equal to the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Collins is 18% higher than the national average

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      Fort Collins employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.4%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%12.1%
      Public administration4.2%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%1.1%
      Education, health & social services16.4%39.3%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Timnath, CO2,023$103,87587.8%
      Severance, CO3,603$88,10959.3%
      Windsor, CO21,154$86,41056.2%
      Wellington, CO7,409$79,41143.5%
      Loveland, CO73,360$59,3537.3%
      Fort Collins, CO157,251$57,8314.5%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Palmdale, CA156,823$52,8014.6%
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      Salinas, CA155,889$52,3385.4%
      Peoria, AZ158,677$66,16319.6%
      Cary, NC155,822$94,61771.0%
      Fort Collins, CO157,251$57,8314.5%
      Source: The Fort Collins, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).