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Boulder, Colorado (CO) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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Poverty rates in Boulder, CO

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Boulder:

19.3%
Whole state:

11.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Boulder:

13.1%
Whole state:

4.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Boulder:

18.2%
Colorado:

12.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 11.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Boulder:

12.2%
Colorado:

25.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Boulder:

20.6%
Colorado:

16.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 10.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Boulder:

12.3%
Colorado:

26.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

83.9%
Residents above poverty level:

44.5%

Poverty by age in Boulder, CO

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Boulder
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Boulder,CO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.4%Under 5 years
  • 2.2%5 years
  • 8.5%6 to 11 years
  • 3.5%12 to 14 years
  • 0.2%15 years
  • 1.9%16 and 17 years
  • 55.6%18 to 24 years
  • 9.1%25 to 34 years
  • 5.3%35 to 44 years
  • 6.7%45 to 54 years
  • 10.8%55 to 64 years
  • 10.0%65 to 74 years
  • 1.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Boulder
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Boulder,CO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 1.3%Under 5 years
  • 2.6%5 years
  • 6.2%6 to 11 years
  • 5.1%12 to 14 years
  • 4.1%15 years
  • 16.6%16 and 17 years
  • 58.2%18 to 24 years
  • 10.6%25 to 34 years
  • 7.2%35 to 44 years
  • 7.6%45 to 54 years
  • 8.8%55 to 64 years
  • 9.4%65 to 74 years
  • 6.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Boulder, CO
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Boulder,CO (% below half of poverty level)
  • 7.8%Under 5 years
  • 8.7%5 years
  • 4.9%6 to 11 years
  • 2.1%12 to 14 years
  • 6.0%15 years
  • 8.3%16 and 17 years
  • 32.6%18 to 24 years
  • 5.6%25 to 34 years
  • 3.7%35 to 44 years
  • 1.8%45 to 54 years
  • 2.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.2%65 to 74 years
  • 3.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Boulder, CO

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Boulder, CO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Boulder, CO (%)
  • 18.5%White
  • 33.6%Black
  • 27.2%American Indian
  • 24.8%Asian
  • 56.9%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.0%Other race
  • 26.4%2+ races
  • 13.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Boulder, CO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Boulder, CO (absolute numbers)
  • 14,572White
  • 368Black
  • 87American Indian
  • 1,211Asian
  • 17Native Hawaiian
  • 439Other race
  • 8142+ races
  • 1,158Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.7%Below poverty level
  • 80.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.3%Below poverty level
  • 83.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Boulder, CO

Children below poverty level:
Boulder, Colorado:

3.6%
State:

13.1%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Boulder:

30.2%
Colorado:

15.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Boulder:

40.3%
Colorado:

38.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 46.0%Married-couple family
  • 13.6%Male, no wife present
  • 40.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Boulder not in families by work experience
  • 1.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 74.7%Worked part-time
  • 23.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.1%Both worked full-time
  • 2.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.3%Both worked part-time
  • 33.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.5%1999 to 2000
  • 4.5%1995 to 1998
  • 3.5%1990 to 1994
  • 17.6%1980 to 1989
  • 24.2%1970 to 1979
  • 23.4%1960 to 1969
  • 12.1%1950 to 1959
  • 3.6%1940 to 1949
  • 8.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.8%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 8.6%1990 to 1994
  • 17.4%1980 to 1989
  • 21.1%1970 to 1979
  • 22.6%1960 to 1969
  • 13.0%1950 to 1959
  • 2.7%1940 to 1949
  • 8.7%1939 or earlier
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