Boulder, CO
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Living in Boulder


Boulder is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 108,250 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Boulder is the 12th largest community in Colorado.

Boulder home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Boulder real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Boulder is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Boulder is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boulder who work in management occupations (11.28%), teaching (10.63%), and sales jobs (8.73%).

Also of interest is that Boulder has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Boulder has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Boulder is also a city of artists. Boulder has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Boulder’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Boulder telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Boulder really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Boulder is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Boulder more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Boulder’s character and quality of life.

Not only is Boulder a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Boulder a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Boulder is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Boulder area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

If knowledge is power, Boulder is a pretty powerful place. 76.73% of the adults in Boulder have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Boulder in 2018 was $49,050, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,200 for a family of four. However, Boulder contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Boulder is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Boulder home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boulder residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Boulder also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Boulder include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Boulder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.