Fort Collins Information

FORT COLLINS INFORMATION

Age Statistics 
Median resident age: 28.2 years

Awards 
#9 in the nation for most technologically advanced city by the Center for Digital Government, 2005
Money Magazine's Best Places to Live, 2006
"Best Place to Retire" by Where to Retire, 2005
Best 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, 2005
4th best place to live in the US by Men's Journal, 2005
American Dream Town and Best Town in the US by Outside Magazine
Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence

Business
Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce http://www.fcchamber.org/
Downtown Fort Collins Business Association http://www.downtownfortcollins.com/
Downtown Development Authority http://www.downtownfortcollinds.org/
Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation http://www.ncedc.com/

County 
Larimer

Downtown
Old Town Square in downtown Fort Collins is consistently voted as the single-most important attraction in the city by readers of the local newspaper. A pedestrian plaza knits together the two sides of the one-block area. The Downtown River District is being improved during 2006.The Northern Hotel is one of downtown Fort Collins most significant landmarks.

Drivers license bureaus and contact info
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles

Elevation
5,003 feet

Government
Mayor & City Council

History
Fort Collins was founded as a military fort in 1864 and incorporated as a town in 1873.

Fort Collins had its beginning in 1862 when soldiers were sent from the 9th Kansas Cavalry at Fort Laramie to what is now the town of Laporte to protect the Cherokee trail and to guard the Overland Stage Line. The name "Camp Collins" was given to the post by Gen. James Craig in honor of Lt. Col. William 0. Collins who was the able and popular commander of Ohio Cavalry troops with headquarters at Fort Laramie.

Hospitals/Healthcare
Poudre Valley Hospital 
McKee Medical Center
Longmont United Hospital
North Colorado Medical Center

Law Enforcement 
Fort Collins Police
300 LaPorte Ave.
(970)221-6540 
http://fcgov.com/police/

Main Post Office
301 Boardwalk DR
Fort Collins, CO 80525-9998

Major Employers

  • Hewlett Packard
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Teledyne WaterPic
  • Colorado State University

Newspapers
Fort Collins Coloradoan

Library Facilities
Fort Collins Public Library http://library.ci.fort-collins.co.us/

Physical location from / orientation to from Denver 
Fort Collins is 65 miles north of Denver

Places of interest

  • Old Town Fort Collins
  • Colorado State University
  • Anheuser-Busch Tour Center
  • Avery House Historic District
  • City Park Railway
  • CSU Environmental Learning Center
  • Discovery Center Science Museum
  • Fort Collins Museum
  • The Great Stupa at Shambhala Mountain Center
  • The Lincoln Center
  • Rocky Mountain Raptor Center

Population
139,908

Recreation
Horsetooth Reservoir
6 public and 1 private Golf Course

The Fort Collins area offers whitewater rafting on Cache la Poudre River, hiking, climbing or biking in Rocky mountain National Park, and leisurely strolls along the more than 20 miles of trails in the city. There are more than 3,500 acres of natural areas including 44 public parks.

Recreator: A guide to recreation programs offered throughout the city of Fort Collins http://fcgov.com/recreator/
Pathways: A guide to recreation programs offered through the City of Fort Collins for people 50 and older. www.fcgov.com/pathways/

Northside Aztlan Community Center
Eldora Pool & Ice Center (EPIC)

Sales Tax 
6.7 %

Shopping Centers
Foothills Mall 215 E. Foothills Parkway (near College & Horsetooth)
(970) 226-2441
Historic Old Town Fort Collins Downtown Business Association

Size
51.57 Sq. Miles

Schools/ Education Stats

Fort Collins is in the Poudre School District. It has 26 public elementary schools; 13 public middle schools; and 10 public high schools.

Transportation Utility Companies and contact info
City of Fort Collins Electric, Water, Wastewater, Storm Water (970) 212-2900 www.fcgov.com/utilities
City of Fort Collins (970) 221-6500

 

Poudre Valley Rural Electric
Electric service for those outside city limits.
(970) 226-1234 
http://www.pvrea.com/

Xcel Energy

Natural gas service
(800) 895-4999
http://www.xcelenergy.com/

Information Sources

 

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