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Time Zone: Larimer County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fort Collins is the Seat for Larimer County.

Larimer County is one of the original counties of Colorado and was founded November 1, 1861.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Larimer had a population of 298,382 people. This is an increase of 18.64% since the last Census (which gave a population of 251,494 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Larimer represented 5.85% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 64 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010299,630+19.14%+0.42% since 2009
2009298,382+18.64%+1.88% since 2008
2008292,889+16.46%+2.08% since 2007
2000251,494The Last Census

More information can be found on the Larimer County Census Page for Larimer County.


Below are some of the communities located in Larimer County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Larimer County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Fort Collins   138,733118,65216.92% increase  
Loveland   66,21450,60830.84% increase  
Windsor   17,4219,89676% increase  
Estes Park   6,5435,41320.88% increase  
Wellington   5,9002,672120.8% increase  

Websites for Larimer County

Official Website:   www.co.larimer.co.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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