Larimer County, Colorado

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Larimer County, Colorado
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Location within Colorado
Location within Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
FoundedNovember 1, 1861
Named forWilliam Larimer, Jr.
SeatFort Collins
Largest cityFort Collins
Area
 • Total2,634 sq mi (6,822 km2)
 • Land2,596 sq mi (6,724 km2)
 • Water38 sq mi (98 km2), 1.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)343,976
 • Density133/sq mi (51/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
Websitewww.co.larimer.co.us

Larimer County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 299,630.[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. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  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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