Larimer County, Colorado

Coordinates: 40°39′N 105°28′W / 40.65°N 105.46°W / 40.65; -105.46
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Larimer County
Colorado State University Spruce Hall.
Map of Colorado highlighting Larimer County
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°39′N 105°28′W / 40.65°N 105.46°W / 40.65; -105.46
Country United States
State Colorado
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named forWilliam Larimer, Jr.
SeatFort Collins
Largest cityFort Collins
 • Total2,634 sq mi (6,820 km2)
 • Land2,596 sq mi (6,720 km2)
 • Water38 sq mi (100 km2)  1.4%
 • Total359,066
 • Density138/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)

Larimer County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 359,066.[1] The county seat and most populous city is Fort Collins.[2] The county was named for William Larimer, Jr.,[3] the founder of Denver.

Larimer County was founded in 1861.

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 2,634 square miles (6,820 km2). It is at the northern end of the Front Range, at the edge of the Colorado Eastern Plains along the border with Wyoming.

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Bellvue
  • Buckeye
  • Campion
  • Cherokee Park
  • Drake
  • Glendevey
  • Glen Haven
  • Livermore
  • Kinikinik
  • Masonville
  • Pinewood Springs
  • Pingree Park
  • Poudre Park
  • Rustic
  • Ted's Place
  • Waverly

Ghost towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Larimer County, Colorado". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 181.

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