Boulder, Utah

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Population in 2013: 222 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +23.3%
Males: 120  (54.4%)
Females: 102  (45.6%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
Utah median age:  30.7 years

Zip code: 84716

Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,632 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Boulder:

$48,632
UT:

$57,049
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,116 (it was $9,583 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $193,190 (it was $83,800 in 2000)
Boulder:

$193,190
UT:

$199,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $227,571; Detached houses: $266,521; Mobile homes: $99,035

Median gross rent in 2012: $558.

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  • White alone - 208 (92.0%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (6.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boulder: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (36.3%), Irish (12.7%), German (11.4%), Dutch (7.2%), Swiss (5.9%), Swedish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 20.9 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Boulder:

  • High school or higher: 101.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.5%
  • Unemployed: 14.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 9.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boulder town:

  • Never married: 12.8%
  • Now married: 72.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.4%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

4 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.9%
Utah:  8.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $471 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,045 (0.4%)

Boulder satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Provo, UT (161.0 miles , pop. 105,166).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (241.3 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (306.2 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Escalante, UT (3.8 miles ), Teasdale, UT (5.0 miles) , Torrey, UT (5.1 miles) , Bicknell, UT (5.4 miles ), Antimony, UT (5.7 miles) , Lyman, UT (5.8 miles ), Loa, UT (5.9 miles ), Hite, UT (6.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $156,800
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 111.43 W

Area code: 435

Boulder household income distribution Boulder home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Utah:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+44.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (44%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Construction laborers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (34%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (26%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)

Average climate in Boulder, Utah

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Boulder, Utah average temperatures Boulder, Utah average precipitation Boulder, Utah humidity Boulder, Utah wind speed Boulder, Utah snowfall Boulder, Utah sunshine Boulder, Utah clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Boulder-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Utah state average. It is 450% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 370.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 385.2 miles away from Boulder center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 365.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 364.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 467.1 miles away from Boulder center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Garfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boulder:

  • Southern Utah University (about 92 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Snow College (about 100 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Dixie State University (about 131 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 162 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)
  • Utah Valley University (about 164 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 176 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 191 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)

Public elementary/middle school in Boulder:

  • BOULDER SCHOOL (Students: 11; Location: 50 SCHOOL HOUSE LN; Grades: KG - 05)

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Notable locations in Boulder: Garkane Hydroelectric Plant (A), Boulder Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Boulder: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Boulder Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Boulder: Anasazi Historical Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Anasazi Indian Museum (460 North State Highway 12) (1), Escalante Canyon Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 840 West Highway 12) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Boulder Mountain Lodge (20 North State Highway 12) (1), Circle Cliffs Motel (205 North State Highway 12) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Garfield County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 40.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

40.6
U.S.:

32.0

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boulder and their reported violations in the past:

BOULDER FARMSTEAD WATER CO (Population served: 277, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-17-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-17-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2008)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
BOULDER MOUNTAIN LODGE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-14-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif requested (2 times from NOV-10-2005 to NOV-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.3%
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Utah:  3.1 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  57.6%
Whole state:  75.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.1%
Whole state:  4.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.0% of all households

Boulder compared to Utah state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Boulder travel time to work - commute Boulder mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (34%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Boulder town (based on Garfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.27%
Here: 78.3%
USA: 50.2%

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Garfield County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Garfield County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Utah:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Garfield County:

17.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

15.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Utah:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Garfield County:

24.2%
Utah:

23.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$410
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$172
Totals for Government 0$0 3$582

Boulder government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $85,000 ($382.88)
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($121.62)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($85.59)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($49.55)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($9.01)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($9.01)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($9.01)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $3,000 ($13.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($22.52)

Boulder government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($9.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.51)
    Rents: $1,000 ($4.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $80,000 ($360.36)
    Highways: $20,000 ($90.09)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $24,000 ($108.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $19,000 ($85.59)
    Property: $5,000 ($22.52)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.50)

Boulder government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $133,000 ($599.10)

6.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Utah average:

6.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, UT  1.03% ($28,647 average AGI)


7.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Utah average:

6.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Iron County, UT  1.25% ($39,905 average AGI)
to Clark County, NV  0.77% ($38,923)
to Washington County, UT  0.66% ($-2,818)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boulder:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KMTI (650 AM; 10 kW; MANTI, UT; Owner: SANPETE COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KSVC (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOAL (750 AM; 10 kW; PRICE, UT; Owner: EASTERN UTAH BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boulder:

  • K282AC (104.3 FM; RURAL GARFIELD COUNT, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K255AD (98.9 FM; RURAL GARFIELD, ETC., UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • KCYQ (93.7 FM; RICHFIELD, UT; Owner: MID-UTAH RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Boulder:

  • K08II (Channel 8; BOULDER, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K10JG (Channel 10; BOULDER, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K12JR (Channel 12; BOULDER, UT; Owner: GARFIELD COUNTY)
  • K18CG (Channel 18; BOULDER, UT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)

Boulder fatal accident list:

Aug 13, 1998 05:30 PM, Burrtrail, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Copper Ridge, Copper Ridge 54.7 Km Ne Of (Lat: 38.048528 Lon: -110.824333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNRU860
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2003, Expiration Date: 12/01/2013, Certifier: Harold C Clements
    Registrant: State Of Utah, Department Of Technology Services, 4501 S. 2700 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84119, Phone: (801) 603-2387, Fax: (801) 965-4519, Email:
  • Spectacle Reservoir 19 Km Nw (Lat: 38.078861 Lon: -111.507667), Type: Pole, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: KNNF492
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/10/1996, Expiration Date: 01/10/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/15/2001, Certifier: Mike Avant
    Registrant: Garkane Power Association Inc, 1802 S 175 E, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (801) 644-5026, Fax: (801) 644-8120
  • 6 Mi N (Lat: 37.980528 Lon: -111.467389), Call Sign: KQY74
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 02/19/2022
    Registrant: Garkane Energy, 1802 South Highway 89a, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (435) 644-5026, Fax: (435) 644-8120, Email:
  • Spectacle Reservoir 19 Km Nw (Lat: 38.078861 Lon: -111.507667), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WPSI939
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 05/14/2021, Certifier: Mike Avant
    Registrant: Garkane Energy, 1802 South Highway 89a, Kanab, UT 84741, Phone: (435) 644-5026, Fax: (435) 644-8120, Email:
  • Lat: 37.755250 Lon: -111.874889, Call Sign: WQAP407
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.500 MHz, 457.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/14/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: Jon Hunter
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Mt. Pennell, 55.2 Km East Of (Lat: 37.950639 Lon: -110.796944), Type: Pole, Structure height: 7.3 m, Call Sign: WQHH811
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/31/2007, Expiration Date: 07/31/2017, Certifier: James Mccown
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • BOULDER, 2 Blocks South Of Po (Lat: 37.908306 Lon: -111.421833), Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WAS467
    Assigned Frequencies: 2162.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP, 2120 L Street, Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 659-0830, Fax: (202) 828-5568

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KE7ZDV, Licensee ID: L01455209
    Grant Date: 12/29/2008, Expiration Date: 12/29/2018, Certifier: Eric J Feiler
    Registrant: Eric J Feiler, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Call Sign: KF7WQM, Licensee ID: L01721907
    Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/11/2022, Certifier: Matthew J Cochran
    Registrant: Matthew J Cochran, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Call Sign: KF7WQN, Licensee ID: L01721908
    Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/11/2022, Certifier: Julie D Ketchum
    Registrant: Julie D Ketchum, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Call Sign: KF7WQO, Licensee ID: L01721909
    Grant Date: 07/11/2012, Expiration Date: 07/11/2022, Certifier: Landon C Ketchum
    Registrant: Landon C Ketchum, Boulder, UT 84716
  • Call Sign: KG7CTI, Licensee ID: L01781394
    Grant Date: 04/16/2013, Expiration Date: 04/16/2023, Certifier: Scott G Brodie
    Registrant: Scott G Brodie, Boulder, UT 84716

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