Boulder Creek, CA
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Boulder Creek is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,429 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Boulder Creek is the 509th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Boulder Creek are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Boulder Creek is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Boulder Creek is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boulder Creek who work in management occupations (13.22%), office and administrative support (9.47%), and computer science and math (9.00%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 22.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Boulder Creek is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Boulder Creek really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Boulder Creek perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Boulder Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 40.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Boulder Creek are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.55% of adults in Boulder Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Boulder Creek in 2018 was $46,871, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,484 for a family of four.

Boulder Creek is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Boulder Creek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boulder Creek residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Boulder Creek include Irish, German, English, European, and Italian.

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


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