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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Welcome to Fort Collins, better known as the “Choice City”! Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University, Fort Collins offers something for everyone….outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and a great place to live!

Residents here get the best of both worlds…small town convenience and big city opportunities. You have easy access to camping, hiking, snowboarding, downhill and cross-country skiing to rafting, fishing, or water skiing. The city also offers several shopping malls, countless varieties of restaurants, six movie complexes, a regional cultural center, and several arts and entertainment venues. Best of all, residents enjoy over 300 days of sunshine and the “big sky” of Colorado.

Fort Collins is located just 65 miles north of Denver, Colorado’s capital, and is easily accessible by car, bus, or air travel. An hourly shuttle service provides convenient transportation to and from the Denver International Airport.

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Quick Facts

Website: www.fcgov.com
County: Larimer
Elevation: 5,003 ft
Population: 151,330 (2013)
Average Age: 29.1
Median Household Income: $51,446
Source: www.fcgov.com/visitor/fcfacts.php

Awards & Honors

  • Feb 2016 – #4 Community in Overall Well-Being 2014-2015 – Gallup Healthways
  • Sept. 2015 – #13 Best Place to Live – Livability.com
  • Aug. 2015 – #11 Healthiest Housing Markets – Wallet-Hub
  • July 2015 – #4 Next Top 10 Cities for Tech Jobs – Fast Company
  • April 2015 – #9 of 2015’s Top 10 Healthiest Cities – Livability.com
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Location, Location, Location

City
Loveland
Greeley
Estes Park
Windsor
Boulder
Cheyenne
Wellington
Denver
DIA Airport
Miles
8
29
42
10
46
45
10
63.7
75
Minutes
10
35
60
15
60
60
15
66
90

Local Housing Market Statistics


10 Largest Employers in Larimer County

Company
Poudre Valley Health System
Hewlett Packard Technology
Center Partners Customer
Woodward
Banner Health: McKee Med. Center
Hach Company Analytical
Avago Technologies
Anheuser-Busch
Advanced Energy
Agrium
Source: NCEDC 2012 Economic Profile
Industry
Healthcare
Product Design
Care Center
Speed Controls
Healthcare
Instruments
Semiconductor Components
Brewery
Semiconductor Components
Fertilizer & Micronutrient Products
 
Local Employees
5,320
2,000
1,300
1,200
1,130
800
690
680
580
430
 

Local Weather

  • Semi-arid, approx 300 days of sunshine
  • Average annual precipitation: 14.5 inches
  • Winters moderately cold, dry
  • Average January temperature 27°F with 30% humidity
  • Average July temperature 71° F with 43% humidity
  • Current Weather Conditions in Fort Collins, CO