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Boulder County, Colorado (CO)

County population in 2014: 313,333 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 291,288 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 57,517
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,476
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 74,249
Renter-occupied apartments: 44,307 (it was 40,431 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%

Land area: 742 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 422 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Boulder County: 114.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (42.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Boulder County, Colorado:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.3%)
  • Asian alone (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Colorado median age:  36.0 years
Males: 157,339  (50.2%)
Females: 155,994  (49.8%)

Boulder County,CO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Boulder County:

2.0 people
Colorado:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $71,604 ($55,861 in 1999)

This county:

$71604
Colorado:

$58823

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,062 (lower quartile is $820, upper quartile is $1,465)
This county:

$1062
State:

$858


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $349,100 (it was $231,000 in 2000)
Boulder:

$349,100
Colorado:

$240,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $232,100 - $553,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $460,882
Here:

$460,882
State:

$318,837

Townhouses or other attached units: $251,773
Here:

$251,773
State:

$238,571

In 2-unit structures: $347,068
Here:

$347,068
State:

$199,762

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $202,718
Here:

$202,718
State:

$204,962

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $209,359
Here:

$209,359
State:

$187,898

Mobile homes: $35,478
Here:

$35,478
State:

$56,402
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,700
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $469

Institutionalized population: 1,740

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 96
  • Burglaries: 220
  • Thefts: 531
  • Auto thefts: 76

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 94
  • Burglaries: 206
  • Thefts: 665
  • Auto thefts: 48
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Health of residents in Boulder County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
86.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
40.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
78.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
77.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 185 pounds. This is less than average.
Average weight of females is 146 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2474 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2001: 1916 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2002: 1352 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2003: 1157 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2004: 1125 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2007: 397 buildings, average cost: $303,500
  • 2008: 305 buildings, average cost: $389,300
  • 2009: 136 buildings, average cost: $318,000
  • 2010: 276 buildings, average cost: $250,500
  • 2011: 390 buildings, average cost: $272,800
  • 2012: 471 buildings, average cost: $277,600
  • 2013: 591 buildings, average cost: $267,300
  • 2014: 560 buildings, average cost: $342,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,210 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,174 (0.6%)

Boulder County household income distribution in 2009 Boulder County home values distribution Boulder County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.3% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 54.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.9%
Boulder County:

13.9%
Colorado:

13.0%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Black residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for American Indian residents, 54.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.6% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Boulder, CO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boulder County is $813 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1020 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1487 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boulder, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville, Bald Mountain, Gunbarrel, Superior, Erie, Niwot, Coal Creek.

Boulder County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Boulder County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adams County , Gage County, Nebraska , Morgan County , Marshall County, Kansas , Pawnee County, Nebraska , Tippecanoe County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Colorado:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 35,657
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 52.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 27,279 (29% naturalized citizens)

Boulder County:

9.4%
Whole state:

8.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,430
  • 1990 to 1994: 5,111
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,883
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,610
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,943
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,017
  • 1970 to 1974: 785
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,500

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.9%

Boulder County marital status for males Boulder County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 74,277
  • One, attached: 7,359
  • Two: 2,686
  • 3 or 4: 5,366
  • 5 to 9: 7,108
  • 10 to 19: 7,002
  • 20 or more: 12,102
  • Mobile homes: 3,957
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 43

Housing units in Boulder County with a mortgage: 49,895 (7,252 second mortgage, 6,235 home equity loan, 338 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,721

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Boulder County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,24011
Evangelical Protestant28,825101
Mainline Protestant19,12643
Other14,35974
Orthodox7184
None172,299-
Boulder County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Boulder County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Boulder County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 287
This county:

9.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Boulder County:

3.6%
Colorado:

5.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Boulder County:

12.5%
State:

18.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

9.6%

Agriculture in Boulder County:

Average size of farms: 146 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,616
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $646.64
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.58%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,318
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,483
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.04%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.70
Corn for grain: 2652 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3113 harvested acres
Vegetables: 636 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 22 acres

Earthquake activity:

Boulder County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 418.4 miles away from Boulder County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 521.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 403.0 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 254.0 miles away from Boulder County center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 353.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • ColoradoFour Mile Canyon Fire, Incident Period: September 6, 2010 to September 17, 2010, Fire Management Assistance Declared: September 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2855, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoOlde Stage Fire, Incident Period: January 7, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: January 7, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2793, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoSnow, Incident Period: December 18, 2006 to December 22, 2006, Emergency Declared (EM-3270): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3270, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • ColoradoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3224): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3224, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • ColoradoOverland Fire, Incident Period: October 29, 2003 to October 31, 2003, Fire Management Assistance Declared: October 29, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2509, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoSnowstorm, Incident Period: March 17, 2003 to March 20, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3185): April 9, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3185, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • ColoradoWildfires, Incident Period: April 23, 2002 to August 6, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1421): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1421, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoWalker Ranch Fire, Incident Period: September 16, 2000 to September 20, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • ColoradoHeavy Rains, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-385): May 23, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-385, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain, Snow
  • ColoradoSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 19, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-261): May 19, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-261, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Boulder County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (38%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Boulder County (%):

  • German (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Boulder County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 113,115 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 16,542 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,685 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 18 (0%)
  • Taxi: 42 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 307 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,522 (3%)
  • Walked: 6,562 (4%)
  • Other means: 820 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,167 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Boulder County, Colorado in 2000:

  • 6,165 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,091 people in nursing homes
  • 455 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 359 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 142 people in halfway houses
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 51 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 45 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 39 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Boulder County, Colorado in 2010:

  • 6,530 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 426 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 352 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 183 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 80 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 77 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 35 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $79,282.

9.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Colorado average:

9.68%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.07%
Colorado average:

0.09%

3.92% relocated from other counties in Colorado ($18,008 average AGI)
5.25% relocated from other states ($30,551 average AGI)
Boulder County:

5.25%
Colorado average:

4.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Weld County, CO  0.58% ($37,155 average AGI)
from Denver County, CO  0.58% ($47,402)
from Adams County, CO  0.48% ($38,249)
from Larimer County, CO  0.47% ($36,730)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.35% ($43,799)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.21% ($45,898)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($60,103)


9.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.13%
Colorado average:

9.12%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($594 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.12%
Colorado average:

0.11%

5.12% relocated to other counties in Colorado ($23,534 average AGI)
3.89% relocated to other states ($22,211 average AGI)
Boulder County:

3.89%
Colorado average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.13% ($37,994 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  0.82% ($47,909)
to Adams County, CO  0.62% ($39,720)
to Larimer County, CO  0.53% ($41,156)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.44% ($43,461)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.27% ($34,559)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($49,269)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Boulder County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Boulder County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 1.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Boulder County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boulder County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boulder County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 31,061 (27,350 aged, 3,711 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,338 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Boulder County, Colorado in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1392)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1118)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1083)
  • Unspecified dementia (1007)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (981)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (831)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (776)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (696)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (529)
  • Congestive heart failure (506)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.6
  • Suffocation - 45.4
  • Poisoning - 40.2
  • Other - 9.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 285,618
  • In family households: 212,053 (48,976 male householders, 19,915 female householders)
    55,358 spouses, 72,680 children (68,021 natural, 2,350 adopted, 2,309 stepchildren), 2,784 grandchildren, 2,051 brothers or sisters, 1,502 parents, 2,276 other relatives, 5,269 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 73,565 (25,366 male householders (16,609 living alone)), 25,043 female householders (18,012 living alone)), 23,156 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8,949 (1,740 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 30,268 2-persons, 15,975 3-persons, 14,434 4-persons, 5,352 5-persons, 1,804 6-persons, 1,058 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 34,621 1-person, 11,217 2-persons, 2,769 3-persons, 1,294 4-persons, 323 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 59 7-or-more-persons.

50,278 married couples with children.
12,524 single-parent households (3,251 men, 9,273 women).

86.4% of residents of Boulder County speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,940,242,000 ($6956 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $267,263,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $487,035,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $195,633,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,047,000
Federal grants: $558,318,000
Federal procurement contracts: $475,055,000 ($186,768,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $223,154,000 ($16,555,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $127,807,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $263,698,000
Federal Government insurance: $561,477,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,398
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

76 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,081
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

32 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,553
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+24 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -8,869
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Boulder County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 71.30 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,335
  • 2000 to 2004: 18,387
  • 1990 to 1999: 25,536
  • 1980 to 1989: 22,317
  • 1970 to 1979: 25,785
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,296
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,077
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,211
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,286
Rooms in houses/apartments in Boulder County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 178
  • 2 rooms: 1,076
  • 3 rooms: 2,664
  • 4 rooms: 5,463
  • 5 rooms: 9,431
  • 6 rooms: 12,999
  • 7 rooms: 13,260
  • 8 rooms: 11,829
  • 9+ rooms: 17,349
  • 1 room: 2,421
  • 2 rooms: 6,357
  • 3 rooms: 8,299
  • 4 rooms: 10,066
  • 5 rooms: 5,996
  • 6 rooms: 3,394
  • 7 rooms: 1,859
  • 8 rooms: 1,027
  • 9+ rooms: 1,012
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boulder County, Colorado
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 235
  • 1 bedroom: 2,680
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,234
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,743
  • 4 bedrooms: 21,246
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,111
  • no bedroom: 2,764
  • 1 bedroom: 12,170
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,798
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,751
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,222
  • 5+ bedrooms: 726
Cars and other vehicles available in Boulder County, Colorado in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,458
  • 1 vehicle: 18,209
  • 2 vehicles: 36,426
  • 3 vehicles: 13,545
  • 4 vehicles: 3,239
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,372
  • no vehicle: 4,772
  • 1 vehicle: 18,359
  • 2 vehicles: 12,456
  • 3 vehicles: 3,395
  • 4 vehicles: 913
  • 5+ vehicles: 536

42% of Boulder County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 32% lived in Colorado.

Boulder County:

42.4%
State average:

45.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 89610
  • Northeast: 34945
  • Midwest: 66725
  • South: 30342
  • West: 38766

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $239,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boulder County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (85.8%)
  • Electricity (8.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (65.0%)
  • Electricity (30.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,149
Here:

10.3%
Colorado:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,146
Here:

8.0%
Colorado:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,317
Here:

8.5%
Colorado:

16.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Boulder County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,101,000
    Housing and Community Development: $265,000
    General - Other: $209,000
    Police Protection: $41,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Regular Highways: $18,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $27,729,000
    Central Staff Services: $25,330,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $24,177,000
    Police Protection: $22,524,000
    Regular Highways: $22,427,000
    Health - Other: $18,083,000
    Financial Administration: $16,492,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,959,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,061,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,258,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,749,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,554,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,505,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,455,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,380,000
    Local Fire Protection: $689,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $461,000
    Transit Utilities: $99,000
    Water Utilities: $32,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $16,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,708,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $396,000
    Police Protection: $119,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $79,000
    Local Fire Protection: $70,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
    Parking Facilities: $20,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
    Water Utilities: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal Services: $306,000
    Police Protection: $220,000
    Financial Administration: $108,000
    Correctional Institutions: $54,000
    Public Welfare: $19,000
    Regular Highways: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulations, NEC: $1,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $13,152,000
    Police Protection: $1,120,000
    General Public Building: $1,074,000
    Regular Highways: $612,000
    Housing and Community Development: $328,000
    Financial Administration: $9,000
    General - Other: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $79,107,000

Boulder County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $14,670,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,918,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,239,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $516,000
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,154,000
    General Local Government Support: $517,000
    Highways: $224,000
    All Other: $71,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,475,000
    General Local Government Support: $371,000
    Public Welfare: $173,000
    Housing and Community Development: $77,000
    Health and Hospitals: $56,000
    Education: $25,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,585,000
    Sale of Property: $4,046,000
    Rents: $2,308,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $381,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $17,420,000
    All Other: $9,029,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,475,000
    Highways: $4,243,000
    General Local Government Support: $650,000
  • Tax - Property: $108,780,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $23,699,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,222,000
    Other License: $875,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $9,000

Boulder County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $231,722,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $202,663,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $140,031,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $133,986,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,898,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,839,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,045,000

Boulder County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,163,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,432,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $133,986,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,081
  • Number of aged recipients: 320
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,761
  • Number of recipients under 18: 196
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,403
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 482
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 792
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 913
Boulder County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Boulder County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 64 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,108$225,4502,448$281,57612,661$268,047268$146,20511$1,316,0911,040$230,99617$95,471
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED55$216,527174$316,684856$277,72158$104,0171$622,00084$254,32114$43,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED106$215,142340$271,1502,215$308,216159$103,7115$487,800283$227,55559$49,034
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN104$198,779295$279,8542,016$265,442107$154,5981$417,000181$222,0773$62,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$212,70030$193,833496$269,69233$118,0910$039$201,3596$39,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 57 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED302$250,778327$264,3705$226,6000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$249,37092$284,3267$239,5710$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED40$258,37559$262,1022$324,0001$125,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN13$271,92321$275,9051$208,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$271,1827$279,4294$273,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Boulder County, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary82080.9 years
John76276.2 years
William67175.0 years
Robert63872.0 years
James50172.3 years
Helen44781.8 years
Charles42676.0 years
George42578.6 years
Dorothy37580.6 years
Margaret37382.2 years
Most common last names in Boulder County, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30777.2 years
Johnson28077.9 years
Miller19375.9 years
Brown16378.0 years
Jones16278.7 years
Anderson15677.8 years
Williams13179.4 years
Nelson12677.8 years
Davis11378.2 years
Wilson11376.7 years
Businesses in Boulder County, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Little Caesars Pizza4
7-Eleven9Lowe's2
AT&T11Macy's1
Ace Hardware3Marriott8
Advance Auto Parts4Marshalls2
Albertsons1MasterBrand Cabinets15
Ann Taylor1Maurices1
Apple Store1Mazda1
Applebee's2McDonald's8
Arby's3Men's Wearhouse1
Audi1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone3New Balance11
BMW1Nike33
Barnes & Noble1Nissan2
Baskin-Robbins2Office Depot2
Bath & Body Works2OfficeMax3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Olive Garden1
Ben & Jerry's1Outback2
Best Western5Outback Steakhouse2
Big O Tires3Panda Express4
Blockbuster5Panera Bread3
Budget Car Rental2Papa John's Pizza2
Buffalo Wild Wings2Payless1
Burger King7Penske1
Carl\s Jr.3PetSmart3
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A2Pizza Hut4
Chico's1Plato's Closet1
Chipotle5Popeyes1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Clarks1Quality3
Cold Stone Creamery3Quiznos7
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack4
Comfort Suites1Red Lobster1
Costco1Red Robin2
Cricket Wireless7Rite Aid2
Curves4Rodeway Inn1
DHL5SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen8SONIC Drive-In2
Days Hotel1Safeway8
Days Inn1Sears2
Dennys1Sephora1
Discount Tire2Sprint Nextel3
Domino's Pizza2Staples2
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks28
Famous Footwear2Subaru2
FedEx51Subway19
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Super 82
Foot Locker1T-Mobile9
Ford1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC6T.J.Maxx1
GameStop4Taco Bell7
Goodwill4Target3
Gymboree2The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block11The Room Place1
Hilton3Toyota2
Hobby Lobby2True Value2
Holiday Inn2U-Haul8
Home Depot4UPS49
Honda2Urban Outfitters1
IHOP3Vans5
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless4
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
Jack In The Box2Village Inn1
Jamba Juice3Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's3Vons10
Jones New York7Waffle House1
KFC4Walgreens12
Kohl's2Walmart3
Kroger10Wendy's8
La Quinta1Whole Foods Market4
LensCrafters2YMCA5
Levi Strauss & Co.1

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