Someone with a keen sense of humor obviously wants to let folks know that our state is full up with too many people and too much traffic. When I arrived in Fort Collins in 1989 the population was around 90,000 and it's grown to more that 160,000 now. I can't blame anyone for wanting to live's heaven on earth. THANK YOU Allison Sylte. See how much Fort Collins has grown over the past 30 years HERE.