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Boulder, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Boulder had a population of 108,179 as of July 1, 2019. Boulder ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boulder is located at latitude 40.015 and longitude -105.2705 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boulder encompass a land area of 24.85 sq. miles and a water area of 1.02 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,328 feet.

The City of Boulder (GNIS ID: 2409883) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Boulder is located within Boulder Division of Boulder County.


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Boulder, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Boulder, CO Housing Affordability Index is 57
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Boulder, CO Wealth Index is 129
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 108,179
Population in Households 98,569
Population in Familes 51,361
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,610
Population Density 4,115
Diversity Index1 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,385
Average Household Income $108,936
Per Capita Income $46,081
Wealth Index3 129

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 46,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,799 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,202 (51.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,885 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $626,396
Housing Affordability Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 45,002
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 17,785
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.08% 0.78%
Households 0.87% 0.88%
Families 0.59% 0.69%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Boulder, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boulder to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 98th
Population Density # 20 96th
Diversity Index # 205 55th
Median Household Income # 159 66th
Per Capita Income # 79 83rd

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