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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.78%), management occupations (16.74%), and sales jobs (12.54%).

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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Boulder Creek has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Boulder Creek a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Boulder Creek is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Boulder Creek, the average commute to work is 37.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Boulder Creek are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.21% of adults in Boulder Creek have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Boulder Creek in 2010 was $44,585, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $178,340 for a family of four. However, Boulder Creek contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Boulder Creek include German, 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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