Boulder Creek, CA
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Boulder Creek is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,075 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Boulder Creek is the 510th 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boulder Creek who work in office and administrative support (14.22%), sales jobs (13.86%), and management occupations (13.38%).

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.

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.

Because of many things, Boulder Creek is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Boulder Creek a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Boulder Creek has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Boulder Creek’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Boulder Creek, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Boulder Creek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Boulder Creek is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.58% of adults in Boulder Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Boulder Creek in 2010 was $43,381, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,524 for a family of four. However, Boulder Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Boulder Creek include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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