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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.
Oil was discovered in Wellington field north of Fort Collins in 1923.
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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.
48% of Fort Collins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Fort Collins include Laurel School Historic District, Old Town Fort Collins ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fort Collins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $643. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,209.
Libraries in Fort Collins include Fort Collins Public Library, Harmony Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Collins include Fort Collins Coloradoan
TV stations in Fort Collins include KFCT.
Larimer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Collins political report.
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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