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Boulder, CO

Boulder is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
107,360
Boulder Population7
$
57,959
Median Income6
5.1
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Since 2010, the population of Boulder has grown 71% faster than the national average, partially driven by the segment of the population that is 65- to 74-year olds which grew by 60%

Age

28.7
Median Age7
10.6
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Boulder residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 0.3% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 28.6%

Race

68.3
%
Colorado Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Boulder's high elevation of 5,328 feet leads to frequently cold weather and heavy snowfall, but warm summers, relatively low humidity, and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 155 days per year with 47% humidity, 57 inches of annual snowfall, and 14 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

24
%
Chance of Rain11
69
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature36

 

Housing

The average home value in Boulder increased by 70% since 2010 which is 28% higher than the national average and 6% lower than the state average

Rent

$
2,500
Monthly Average12
52
%
Renters37

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Boulder is a somewhat low tax location with income tax near the national average and property tax 52% lower than the national average, but sales tax 29% higher than the national average.

Other

0.53
%
Property Tax21
8.85
%
Sales Tax19
1.79
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)38

 

Employment

Boulder has a high employment rate of 95% which is 1% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Zayo Group and Boulder Community Health

Income

13.4
%
<$25,0006
25.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Boulder is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results39

Representatives

Mayor27 Sam Weaver
Democratic
House of Representative27 Joe Neguse
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Rose Medical Center, is 26.1 miles from the center of Boulder, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, is 79.3 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, is 25.9 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In Colorado, 37.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a decrease since 2000 when 46.7% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#18 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche30
#90 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche31
#16 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche32
 

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