Fort Collins (Colorado)

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Coordinates 40°33′33″N 105°4′41″W
Country United States
State Colorado
County Larimer County
Commissioned 1864
Incorporated February 12, 1883
Named for United States ArmyColonelWilliam O. Collins
Elevation 5,003 ft (1,525 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP Codes 80521–80528
Area code 970
FIPS code 08-27425
GNIS feature ID 0204673
Highways , , ,
Government (Type) Home rule municipality
Government (Mayor) Jeni Arndt
Government (Mayor pro tem) Emily Francis
Government (City Manager) Kelly DiMartino
Government (Total) 58.473 sq mi (151.444 km2)
Government (Land) 57.212 sq mi (148.179 km2)
Government (Water) 1.261 sq mi (3.265 km2)
Area (Total) 58.473 sq mi (151.444 km2)
Area (Land) 57.212 sq mi (148.179 km2)
Area (Water) 1.261 sq mi (3.265 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 169,810
Population (2020) (Rank) 4th in Colorado 156th in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 2,968/sq mi (1,146/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 359,066 (151st)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344
Population (2020) (Demonym) Fort Colonizer

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Fort Collins is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 169,810 at the 2020 United States Census, an increase of 17.94% since the 2010 United States Census. Fort Collins is the principal city of the Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a major city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. The city is the fourth most populous city in Colorado. Situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 56 mi (90 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Fort Collins is a midsize college town, home to Colorado State University and Front Range Community College's Larimer campus. Northern Arapaho were centered in the Cache la Poudre River Valley near present-day Fort Collins. Friday, who attended school in St. Louis, Missouri in his youth, was a leader of the band of Arapahos as well as an interpreter, negotiator, and peacemaker. He made friends of white settlers who moved into the area, but was pushed out of Colorado in the 1860s.

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