Fort Collins Metro Area, Colorado 

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Population

360,428

+13.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$58,844

Median Home Price

$471,700

Median Age

35.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 5.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Fort Collins Metro Area, Colorado

Small-town complex/College town - Northern Colorado along the Front Range, 25 miles south of the Wyoming border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Fort Collins metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Colorado
County: Larimer
Metro Area: Fort Collins Metro Area
City: Fort Collins, Loveland, 10 total
Zip Codes: 80525, 80538, 80526, 80537, 80521, 80524, 80528, 80513, 80549, 80517, 18 total
Cost of Living: 16.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5004 ft above sea level

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Fort Collins, Co Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Attractive downtown
Nearby mountains
Educated population
Cons
Home prices
Economic cycles
Cold winters

What Bert Has To Say About Fort Collins Metro Area

Fort Collins is an agricultural and high-tech center and college town at the northern end of Colorado’s Front Range. Colorado State University, a diversified university with an agricultural base, provides some amenities, a nice campus and ethnic diversity, but overall the town is more conservative than nearby Boulder. The downtown is a model college town with well-kept Victorian-era structures, a lively entertainment scene and plenty to do.


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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Fort Collins Metro Area is 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fort Collins Metro Area jobs have increased by 3.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Fort Collins Metro Area's cost of living is 16.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fort Collins Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in the Fort Collins metro area, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Fort Collins metro area remained very strongly Democratic, 56.2% to 40.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Fort Collins Metro Area's population is 360,428 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 13.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Fort Collins Metro Area is Real Estate: $471,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.4%.

SCHOOLS
Fort Collins Metro Area public schools spend $9,558 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.1 students per teacher in Fort Collins Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Fort Collins

It's a good time to buy in Fort Collins. Home Appreciation is up 12.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fort Collins is $471,700.
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ZIP CODES IN FORT COLLINS METRO AREA, COLORADO
80525, 80538, 80526, 80537, 80521, 80524, 80528, 80513, 80549, 80517, 18 total

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