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Fort Collins is a city in Larimer County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. William Collins.

The latitude of Fort Collins is 40.585N. The longitude is -105.083W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,003 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 125,740.


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Median household income
Local
$44,459
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Collins demographic reports
Fort Collins is on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Camp Collins
Camp Collins was established here in 1864 to protect travelers on the Overland Mail route.

Oil was discovered in Wellington field north of Fort Collins in 1923.

Public transportation: Transfort (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 413. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 8 among medium-sized cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Rated No. 15 on Healthy Cities list, by Organic Style magazine, September/October 2003
In a 2006 study, AllBusiness named Fort Collins-Loveland as the No. 8 best metro for women entrepreneurs.

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Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • NewWest Fest - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Collins web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Lory State Park, Horsetooth Mountain Park, Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests
Fort Collins attractions: Rocky Mountain Raptor Center, Swetsville Zoo
Historic routes: Overland Trail
Historic sites and museums: Avery House, Fort Collins Museum, Discovery Center Science Museum
Colleges and universities: Colorado State University, National Technological University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 85

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Collins demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Larimer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Collins-Loveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80521 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

24% of Fort Collins residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Collins ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Collins was $22,133, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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48% of Fort Collins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Collins include Laurel School Historic District, Old Town Fort Collins ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Fort Collins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $643.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,209.


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Libraries in Fort Collins include Fort Collins Public Library, Harmony Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Collins include Fort Collins Coloradoan

TV stations in Fort Collins include KFCT.

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Larimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Collins political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Fort Collins workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Collins between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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