Index: Community Living
- Donations to United Way
- Public Charities
- Religious Affiliations in Larimer County
- Voter Participation
- High School Dropout Rates by Ethnicity
- High School Graduation Rates by Ethnicity
- Larimer County Population Race & Ethnicity
- K-12 Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
- United Way of Larimer County has increased fundraising from FY2004 to FY2012 by 65%. (United Way Donations)
- In 2011, there were 1,148 registered public charities in Larimer County. Human Services organizations represented 26% of these charities. (Public Charities)
- From 2000 to 2010, the number of Larimer County residents identifying themselves as Hispanic increased from 8.3% to 10.6% of the total population. Larimer County continues to have a significantly lower Hispanic population than the Colorado average (20.7%). (Larimer County Population Race & Ethnicity)
- The general voting trends in Larimer County are greater numbers of voters using mail-in ballots and fewer residents registering as Republicans, while more residents are registering as unaffiliated (independent). (Voter Participation)
- In 2010, the Fort Collins MSA, including Fort Collins and Loveland, was ranked 5th among mid-sized cities in the United States with a volunteer rate of 42.2. This rate is higher than Denver, Greeley, Colorado, and the United States. (Volunteering)
- According to the City of Loveland's 2011 Quality of Life Survey, [pdf] citizens are most concerned about the lack of good-paying jobs that provide benefits. Surveys from previous years are also available.
- Larimer County Citizen Survey 2010 [pdf] - (June 2010) - according to the respondents of this survey, the most important services offered by the County are prosecuting criminal cases and providing adequate recycling and landfills. Surveys from previous years are also available.
- Residents of Fort Collins once again gave their community high marks for a good place to live, attend college, and raise a family, according to the 2012 City of Fort Collins Citizen Survey [pdf] (April 2012). Two areas of concern remain a lack of affordable housing and the lack of diverse employment opportunities. Surveys from previous years are also available.
- Loveland Police Department 2011 Citizen Satisfaction Survey [pdf] - (May 2011) - this survey's purpose is to determine the level of citizen satisfaction.
- Volunteering in America Research Highlights [pdf] (August 2011) - According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Fort Collins was rated in the top 5 of mid size cities for volunteer rate.
- Volunteering in the United States - this report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides national statistics on the demographics of volunteers.
- World Bank Social Capital Library: Database of Documents about Social Capital
Related issues within COMPASS:
- Alliance for Innovation - Transforming Local Government
- City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Resources
- Colorado Department of Local Affairs - Division of Property Taxation
- Colorado Department of Revenue
- Colorado Nonprofit Association
- Colorado Secretary of State
- Fort Collins Neighborhood Web sites
- Fortnet Listing of Local Community Organizations & Clubs
- Healthier Communities Coalition of Larimer County
- Internal Revenue Service - Forms
- United Way of Larimer County
- United Way 2-1-1
Colorado State University: