Boulder is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 107,125 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Boulder is the 11th 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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Boulder is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Boulder workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Boulder is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boulder who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.82% 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.
Boulder is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Boulder has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Boulder enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Boulder.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Boulder is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Boulder, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Boulder is a pretty powerful place. 73.77% 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 2010 was $40,895, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,580 for a family of four. However, Boulder contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Boulder is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Boulder include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Boulder is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.