Boulder, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 107,125 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.2%
 
Males: 54,964  (51.3%)
Females: 52,161  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

27.2 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 80025, 80301, 80303, 80304, 80305, 80310, 80503.

Boulder Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,524 (it was $44,748 in 2000)
Boulder:

$66,524
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,778 (it was $27,262 in 2000)

Boulder city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $694,900 (it was $272,200 in 2000)
Boulder:

$694,900
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $816,989; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $503,922; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $414,240; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $403,463; mobile homes: $47,290

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,542.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boulder: 122.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.4%
(23.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.9% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.5% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Boulder, CO (2017)
    • 87,33380.6%White alone
    • 10,1169.3%Hispanic
    • 5,8795.4%Asian alone
    • 3,1422.9%Two or more races
    • 1,1441.1%Black alone
    • 3590.3%Other race alone
    • 2270.2%American Indian alone
    • 280.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Boulder detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Boulder, Colorado as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boulder is 1,151 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Boulder by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.1)
1
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(5.0)
4
(4.0)
2
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.0)
2
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
42
(44.9)
35
(37.5)
37
(40.6)
40
(42.8)
32
(32.0)
33
(33.2)
35
(35.3)
32
(31.9)
38
(37.0)
41
(39.3)
47
(44.0)
52
(47.6)
39
(36.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
34
(36.4)
29
(31.0)
27
(29.7)
33
(35.3)
51
(51.0)
29
(29.2)
35
(35.3)
48
(47.9)
40
(38.9)
28
(26.8)
25
(23.4)
30
(27.5)
39
(36.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
140
(149.8)
164
(175.6)
154
(169.1)
128
(137.0)
157
(156.9)
144
(145.1)
203
(204.9)
169
(168.6)
140
(136.1)
172
(164.9)
148
(138.5)
176
(161.2)
214
(197.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
551
(589.5)
487
(521.3)
404
(443.7)
486
(520.3)
564
(563.8)
478
(481.6)
467
(471.3)
472
(470.8)
612
(595.2)
481
(461.2)
474
(443.7)
559
(512.0)
386
(356.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,821
(3,018)
2,372
(2,539)
1,910
(2,098)
2,305
(2,468)
2,093
(2,092)
2,155
(2,171)
1,899
(1,917)
2,337
(2,331)
2,236
(2,175)
2,146
(2,058)
2,214
(2,073)
2,497
(2,287)
3,035
(2,800)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
252
(269.6)
157
(168.1)
96
(105.4)
122
(130.6)
119
(119.0)
89
(89.7)
125
(126.2)
128
(127.7)
100
(97.2)
150
(143.8)
137
(128.2)
219
(200.6)
245
(226.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
61
(65.3)
72
(77.1)
40
(43.9)
27
(28.9)
41
(41.0)
56
(56.4)
55
(55.5)
26
(25.9)
27
(26.3)
28
(26.8)
15
(14.0)
19
(17.4)
21
(19.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)260.4228.0200.8217.8214.9200.2203.6210.0204.9200.5197.9221.9234.1

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City-data.com crime index in Boulder, CO

Crime rate in Boulder detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 262 (173 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (12.8%), Irish (7.6%), American (7.4%), English (5.7%), European (5.0%), Italian (3.5%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 11/4/1871

Elevation: 5344 feet

Land area: 24.4 square miles.

Population density: 4,395 people per square mile   (average).

Boulder, Colorado map

12,153 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 2.8% Asia, 2.7% Europe).

This city:

11.2%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,641 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,310 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (17.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (586.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Valmont, CO (1.6 miles),
Pine Brook Hill, CO (1.9 miles ),
Seven Hills, CO (2.0 miles),
Tall Timber, CO (2.2 miles ),
Gunbarrel, CO (2.2 miles ),
Paragon Estates, CO (2.3 miles ),
Eldorado Springs, CO (2.3 miles ),
Crisman, CO (2.4 miles)

Latitude: 40.02 N, Longitude: 105.26 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The People's Republic of Boulder

Daytime population change due to commuting: +46,650 (+43.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 38,122 (66.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Boulder, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Boulder, CO in 2017
Boulder satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

Boulder tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Colorado:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Boulder, CO
Historical housing units in Boulder, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +8,299 (+9.6%).
Most common industries in Boulder, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.9%)
  • Educational services (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.8%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Boulder, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.3%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Top executives (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Computer specialists (8.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.9%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Boulder, Colorado

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Boulder, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 21.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.745. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.745
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0415. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0415
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Boulder-area historical tornado activity is above Colorado state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.6 miles away from the Boulder city center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/22/2008, a category F3 tornado 30.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 78 people and caused $147 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boulder-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Colorado state average. It is 40% 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 418.3 miles away from the city 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 165.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 520.4 miles away from the city 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 400.8 miles away from the city 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 252.0 miles away from the city 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 352.0 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 Boulder County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boulder topographic map

Main business address for: AMERICAN COIN MERCHANDISING INC (SERVICES-MISCELLANEOUS AMUSEMENT & RECREATION), PHARMION CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), CARRIER ACCESS CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), INTRADO INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROCESSING & DATA PREPARATION), ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC (SERVICES-MEDICAL LABORATORIES), ENCISION INC (SURGICAL & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS & APPARATUS), EXABYTE CORP /DE/ (COMPUTER STORAGE DEVICES), NEW FRONTIER MEDIA INC (SERVICES-MOTION PICTURE & VIDEO TAPE DISTRIBUTION) and 5 other public companies.

Hospitals in Boulder:

  • ANAM CHARA HOSPICE, LLC (1910 7TH STREET)
  • BOULDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1100 BALSAM AVENUE)
  • FAMILY HOSPICE (595 CANYON BLVD)
  • HOSPICE OF MEMORIAL HOSP (311 MAPLETON AVE)

Nursing Homes in Boulder:

  • BOULDER GOOD SAM HEALTH CTR (2525 TAFT DR)
  • BOULDER MANOR (4685 EAST BASELINE ROAD)
  • FRASIER MEADOWS HEALTH CARE CENTER (4950 THUNDERBIRD DRIVE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - BOULDER (2800 PALO PARKWAY)
  • MESA VISTA OF BOULDER (2121 MESA DRIVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Boulder:

  • BOULDER DIALYSIS (DVA) (2880 FOLSOM ST STE 110)

Home Health Centers in Boulder:

  • BOULDER COMMUNITY HOMECARE (311 MAPLETON AVENUE)
  • CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (1675 RANGE)
  • COMPLETE HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (4909 PEARL EAST CIRCLE #104)
  • FAMILY HOME HEALTH LLC (1790 30TH STREET #304)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE-BOULDER (1810 30TH STREET, #E10)

Airports and heliports located in Boulder:

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Amtrak station:

BOULDER (4401 N. BROADWAY) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/Universities in Boulder:

  • University of Colorado Boulder (Full-time enrollment: 28,328; Location: Regent Drive at Broadway; Public; Website: www.colorado.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Naropa University (Full-time enrollment: 859; Location: 2130 Arapahoe Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.naropa.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Southwest Acupuncture College-Boulder (Full-time enrollment: 326; Location: 6630 Gunpark Dr Suite 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.acupuncturecollege.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder (Full-time enrollment: 251; Location: 637 S Broadway, Ste H; Private, for-profit; Website: www.escoffier.edu)
  • Montessori Education Center of the Rockies (Full-time enrollment: 73; Location: 4745 Walnut Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mecr.edu)
  • Rolf Institute of Structural Integration (Full-time enrollment: 54; Location: 5055 Chaparral Court; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rolf.org)
  • Boulder College of Massage Therapy (Location: 6255 Longbow Dr; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Boulder:

  • Front Range Community College (about 15 miles; Westminster, CO; Full-time enrollment: 14,756)
  • Colorado School of Mines (about 19 miles; Golden, CO; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Regis University (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 22 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 24 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 24 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 24 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)

Public high schools in Boulder:

Private high schools in Boulder:

  • SHINING MOUNTAIN WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 305, Location: 999 VIOLET AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • WATERSHED SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 1661 ALPINE AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • TARA PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 44, Location: 4180 19TH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • SEPTEMBER SCHOOL (Students: 20, Location: 1902 WALNUT ST, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Boulder:

Private elementary/middle schools in Boulder:

  • SACRED HEART OF JESUS SCHOOL (Students: 351, Location: 1317 MAPLETON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • BOULDER COUNTRY DAY (Students: 337, Location: 4820 NAUTILUS CT N, Grades: PK-8)
  • FRIENDS' SCHOOL (Students: 174, Location: 5465 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JARROW MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 153, Location: 3900 ORANGE CT, Grades: PK-6)
  • BIXBY SCHOOL (Students: 141, Location: 4760 TABLE MESA DR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Boulder

Library in Boulder:

  • BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,775,364; Location: 1001 ARAPAHOE AVENUE; 305,024 books; 43,111 e-books; 23,259 audio materials; 9,063 video materials; 68 local licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 559 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Boulder: Boulder District Ranger Office (A), Mary Rippon Theatre (B), Potts Field (C), Prentup Field (D), Sunrise Center (E), Marshalls Boulder Plaza (F), Broadway Shoppes (G), Boulder Retail Center (H), Balch Fieldhouse (I), Norlin Library (J), Muenzinger Psychology Building (K), Ramaley Biology Building (L), Carlson Gymnasium (M), Student Recreation Center (N), Dal Ward Athletic Center (O), Health Physics Laboratory (P), Benson Earth Sciences Building (Q), Duane Physics and Astrophysics Building (R), Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (S), Environmental Design Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Willow Springs II Shopping Center (1), Williams Village Shopping Center (2), The Village Shopping Center (3), Villa Shopping Center (4), Thunderbird Square Shopping Center (5), Palmer Gardens Shopping Center (6), North Broadway Shopping Center (7), Meadows on the Parkway Shopping Center (8), Gunbarrel Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Boulder include: AMERICAN COIN MERCHANDISING INC (A), PHARMION CORP (B), CARRIER ACCESS CORP (C), ARRAY BIOPHARMA INC (D), ENCISION INC (E), EXABYTE CORP /DE/ (F), NEW FRONTIER MEDIA INC (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boulder include: First Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Unity Church (B), Bethel United Methodist Church (C), Flatirons Baptist Church (D), High Way Community Church (E), Bethany Baptist Church (F), First Christian Church (G), Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church (H), Boulder Valley Assembly of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Green Mountain Memorial Park (1), Columbia Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Maxwell Lake (A), Viele Lake (B), Wonderland Lake (C), Maxwell Reservoir (D), Mesa Reservoir (E), Varsity Lake (F), Sale Lake (G), Boulder Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Bear Canyon Creek (A), Gregory Creek (B), Skunk Creek (C), Little Dry Creek (D), Goose Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boulder include: Folsom Stadium (1), Pine View Park (2), Footbridge Park (3), North Boulder Park (4), Tantra Park (5), Carpenter Park (6), Melody Park (7), Smith Park (8), Pow Wow Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Leanin' Tree Envelopes (Museums; 6055 Longbow Drive) (1), Moguls Mountain Travel (Ski & Helicopter Tours; 6707 Winchester Circle) (2), National Center for Atmospheric Research (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1850 Table Mesa Drive) (3), University of Colorado Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 South Broadway Street) (4), Shelby American Collection (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5020 Chaparral Court) (5), Mile High Skyride Inc (5534 Independence Road) (6), Fifth World Adventure Travel (Recreational Trips & Guides; 921 13th Street) (7), Colorado Power Sports of Boulder East (Tours & Charters; 1880 55th Street) (8), Bolder Adventures (Tours & Charters; 2995 Center Green Court) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Boulder University Inn (1632 Broadway Street) (1), Harrison E L AL (770 28th Street) (2), Housing Helpers (2865 Baseline Road) (3), Colorado Chautauqua Association (900 Baseline Road) (4), Econo Lodge (2020 Arapahoe Avenue) (5), Holiday Inn Express (4777 North Broadway) (6), Guest House & Suites (Multiple Locations) (7), Boulder Broker Inn Hotel (30 Baseline Road) (8), International Youth Hostel-Denver (1107 12th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Colorado State Government - Courts-20th Judicial District Boulder County (1777 6th Street) (1), Federal Bureau of Investigation (1050 Walnut Street Suite 219) (2), Boulder City Government - City Attorney- Prosecution of Cases in Municipal C (1777 6th Street) (3), Colorado State Government - Courts-20th Judicial District- Clerk Of The C (1777 6th Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Aaron Harber - Broadcast news analyst, Arleigh Burke - Navy admiral and Navy Cross recipient, Matt Hasselbeck - Football player, Harold Camping - Civil engineer, Jello Biafra - (born 1958), musician, politician, Jared Polis - Entrepreneur, Shalane Flanagan - Long-distance runner, A. J. Kitt - Alpine skier, Rick Reilly - Columnist, Betty MacDonald - Children's writer.

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

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

BOULDER CITY OF (Population served: 166,080, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010)
EAST BOULDER COUNTY WD (Population served: 300, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
A 1 DISCOUNT WC (Population served: 250, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: State No Longer Subject to Rule (JAN-01-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-18-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-18-2014)
LEFTHAND WSD LAKE PINES (Population served: 250, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2008)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
STONE MOUNTAIN LODGE AND CABINS (Population served: 160, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2006. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2006), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2007)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In APR-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-10-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-08-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-25-2014)
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 10 other older monitoring violations
GOLDEN POND VILLAGE MHP (Serves FL, Population served: 135, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In APR-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2013)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
PEACEFUL MEADOW RETREAT (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boulder that have no violations reported:

  • BASELINE WD (Population served: 900, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

40.4%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Boulder in 2010:

  • 6,530 people in college/university student housing
  • 531 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 426 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 250 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 168 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 80 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 37 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 23 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Boulder in 2000:

  • 6,125 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 621 people in nursing homes
  • 455 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 83 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 67 people in halfway houses
  • 53 people in other group homes
  • 31 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Folsom Field. Capacity: 53,750. Colorado Buffaloes football.
  • Coors Events Center. University of Colorado.

Banks with most branches in Boulder (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • FirstBank: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $11,597.1 mil, Deposits: $10,530.4 mil, headquarters in Lakewood, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 130 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Holding Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Arapahoe Branch, Boulder Downtown Banking Branch, Walnut And 30th Branch, Gunbarrel Branch, Table Mesa Branch, Iris And 28th St Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Boulder Safeway Branch, Boulder Downtown Branch, Boulder Arapahoe Branch, Boulder North Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Great Western Bank: Boulder - West End at 1900 Ninth Street, branch established on 2000/02/07; Boulder-Pearl Street Branch at 2775 Pearl Street, branch established on 1995/02/06. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Compass Bank: Boulder Branch at 3000 Arapahoe Avenue, branch established on 1999/12/02; Gunbarrel Branch at 6685 Gunpark Drive, Suite 120, branch established on 1995/12/28. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: South Boulder Branch at 2460 Baseline Road, branch established on 2006/06/05; Boulder Branch at 1375 Walnut Street, branch established on 2003/11/29. Info updated 2010/12/21: Bank assets: $1,687.8 mil, Deposits: $1,331.8 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Bancorp
  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Boulder - Broadway Branch at 2696 Broadway, branch established on 1992/01/02; Boulder - Pearl Branch at 1700 Pearl Street, branch established on 1982/10/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Canyon Branch at 1155 Canyon Road, branch established on 1996/06/08; Iris Avenue Branch at 3033 Iris Avenue Branch, branch established on 2008/02/15. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • 12 other banks with 14 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Boulder:

Marital status in Boulder, CO
  • Never married: 56.4%
  • Now married: 31.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

For population 25 years and over in Boulder:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 78.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Boulder
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Boulder:

(Boulder, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Boulder, CO (based on Boulder County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,24011
Evangelical Protestant28,825101
Mainline Protestant19,12643
Other14,35974
Orthodox7184
None172,299-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Boulder County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Boulder 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
Boulder County:

9.94 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

3.6%
State:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Boulder County:

12.5%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.3%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.4
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Boulder:

8.8%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Boulder:

6.9
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Boulder:

28.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Boulder:

61.0%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Boulder:

82.3%
Colorado:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boulder, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 167$1,282,556$92,1600$0
Other and Unallocable 110$776,541$84,71433$69,819
Firefighters 95$756,442$95,5510$0
Natural Resources 94$606,583$77,4365$20,656
Water Supply 74$494,896$80,2532$8,082
Police - Other 74$403,429$65,42114$42,080
Financial Administration 68$531,135$93,7304$22,725
Parks and Recreation 62$489,105$94,66514$34,123
Other Government Administration 59$450,389$91,6054$18,715
Streets and Highways 53$381,019$86,2682$10,743
Local Libraries 48$256,743$64,18644$104,548
Sewerage 42$260,510$74,4311$2,619
Judicial and Legal 27$210,600$93,6005$23,541
Housing and Community Development (Local) 15$108,857$87,0862$8,669
Fire - Other 8$81,988$122,9820$0
Health 6$32,533$65,0661$1,593
Correction 2$13,099$78,5940$0
Welfare 1$3,123$37,4760$0
Airports 1$10,749$128,9880$0
Totals for Government 1,006$7,150,297$85,292131$367,913

Boulder government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $23,350,000 ($217.97)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,511,000 ($60.78)
    Sewerage: $6,002,000 ($56.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,666,000 ($15.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,384,000 ($12.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,107,000 ($10.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $211,000 ($1.97)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.08)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $40,737,000 ($380.28)
    Police Protection: $34,496,000 ($322.02)
    Regular Highways: $30,447,000 ($284.22)
    General - Other: $24,879,000 ($232.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,572,000 ($192.04)
    Central Staff Services: $19,145,000 ($178.72)
    Sewerage: $16,784,000 ($156.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,223,000 ($132.77)
    Water Utilities: $14,223,000 ($132.77)
    Libraries: $9,971,000 ($93.08)
    Financial Administration: $7,987,000 ($74.56)
    Parking Facilities: $7,526,000 ($70.25)
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,932,000 ($36.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,874,000 ($36.16)
    General Public Buildings: $915,000 ($8.54)
    Air Transportation: $468,000 ($4.37)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $2,084,000 ($19.45)
    Benefit Payments: $1,279,000 ($11.94)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $298,000 ($2.78)
    Other Investments - Other: $96,000 ($0.90)
    Withdrawals: $21,000 ($0.20)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,446,000 ($69.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $9,441,000 ($88.13)
    General Public Building: $4,660,000 ($43.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,593,000 ($24.21)
    Libraries: $2,123,000 ($19.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,636,000 ($15.27)
    Financial Administration: $1,062,000 ($9.91)
    Parking Facilities: $300,000 ($2.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $160,000 ($1.49)
    Natural Resources - Other: $131,000 ($1.22)
    Police Protection: $110,000 ($1.03)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($0.10)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $100,938,000 ($942.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,080,000 ($10.08)

Boulder government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,500,000 ($135.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,313,000 ($68.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,128,000 ($57.20)
    Other: $5,810,000 ($54.24)
    Parking Facilities: $5,026,000 ($46.92)
    Air Transportation: $507,000 ($4.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $133,000 ($1.24)
    From Other Governments: $75,000 ($0.70)
    Local Employee Contribution: $7,000 ($0.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,388,000 ($22.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,869,000 ($17.45)
    General Local Government Support: $1,672,000 ($15.61)
    Other: $325,000 ($3.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $46,088,000 ($430.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,503,000 ($88.71)
    Rents: $4,950,000 ($46.21)
    Interest Earnings: $4,545,000 ($42.43)
    Sale of Property: $279,000 ($2.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,838,000 ($222.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,393,000 ($106.35)
    Other: $5,881,000 ($54.90)
    General Local Government Support: $3,358,000 ($31.35)
    Water Utilities: $1,280,000 ($11.95)
    Sewerage: $694,000 ($6.48)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $120,568,000 ($1125.49)
    Property: $35,745,000 ($333.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,512,000 ($172.81)
    Other License: $7,597,000 ($70.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,296,000 ($58.77)
    Amusements Sales: $583,000 ($5.44)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $80,000 ($0.75)
    Other: $67,000 ($0.63)

Boulder government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,541,000 ($1535.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $145,036,000 ($1353.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,505,000 ($182.08)

Boulder government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,077,000 ($290.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $9,439,000 ($88.11)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $192,596,000 ($1797.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,349,000 ($115.28)

9.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.78%
Colorado average:

10.99%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,288 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.11%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  0.68% ($70,265 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.55% ($62,461)
from Adams County, CO  0.54% ($59,923)


9.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($67,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.88%
Colorado average:

9.96%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($741 average AGI)
Boulder County:

0.10%
Colorado average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  1.16% ($72,406 average AGI)
to Weld County, CO  1.05% ($69,350)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.80% ($62,149)
Businesses in Boulder, CO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Little Caesars Pizza1
7-Eleven1Macy's1
AT&T3Marriott3
Advance Auto Parts1Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Apple Store1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Audi1New Balance4
BMW1Nike13
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Ben & Jerry's1Olive Garden1
Best Western2Panda Express1
Big O Tires1Panera Bread1
Blockbuster2Papa John's Pizza1
Budget Car Rental2Penske1
Burger King2PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle2Pizza Hut1
Circle K4Plato's Closet1
Clarks1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Coldwater Creek1Quiznos4
Cricket Wireless2RadioShack1
Curves2Red Robin1
DHL3Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen2Rodeway Inn1
Days Hotel1Safeway2
Dennys1Sephora1
Discount Tire1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza2Staples1
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks11
Famous Footwear1Subaru1
FedEx27Subway3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile4
GNC3Taco Bell3
GameStop1Target1
Goodwill3The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block4True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS26
Home Depot1Urban Outfitters1
Honda1Vans5
IHOP1Verizon Wireless2
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
Jamba Juice4Volkswagen1
Jimmy John's2Vons3
Jones New York5Walgreens2
KFC2Wendy's3
Kroger3Whole Foods Market3
LensCrafters1YMCA1
Levi Strauss & Co.1

Strongest AM radio stations in Boulder:

  • KCFC (1490 AM; 1 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KVCU (1190 AM; 7 kW; BOULDER, CO; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPOF (910 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boulder:

  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGNU (88.5 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: BOULDER COMMUNITY B/CST. ASSN., INC.)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVOD (90.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K209DE (89.7 FM; GOLDEN, CO; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KXDC (102.1 FM; ESTES PARK, CO; Owner: HIGH PEAK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Boulder:

  • K47IH (Channel 47; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CHANNEL 20 TV COMPANY)
  • K44CT (Channel 44; BOULDER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K11QJ (Channel 11; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FRONT RANGE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP.)
  • K17CF (Channel 17; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FULL GOSPEL OUTREACH, INC.)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • K54DK (Channel 54; BOULDER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KDVR (Channel 31; DENVER, CO; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAS-LP (Channel 63; DENVER, CO; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLO. LIC. CORP.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KPXC-TV (Channel 59; DENVER, CO; Owner: PAXSON DENVER LICENSE, INC.)
  • K45HH (Channel 45; DENVER, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K28HJ (Channel 28; DENVER, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KCIN-LP (Channel 27; DENVER, CO; Owner: SYNCOM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Boulder fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 123Number of bridges
  • 873ft / 266mTotal length
  • $10,993,000Total costs
  • 1,942,409Total average daily traffic
  • 74,119Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Boulder, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 231970-1979
  • 341980-1989
  • 171990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 142010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Boulder, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Boulder)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Boulder, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 138 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 153 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1,340 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boulder)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Boulder)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 307 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 12 partial 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 ORIGINATED165$250,261694$312,8343,004$298,41658$202,3826$1,121,727423$256,0751$64,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$154,46549$343,303187$316,65416$86,9370$036$263,5483$35,987
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$236,92691$313,709507$347,53429$144,1823$724,993123$274,6729$44,188
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$200,25278$284,769471$296,31134$159,3490$072$271,7412$76,485
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$09$214,19698$272,9089$186,2200$011$197,0314$44,735

Detailed mortgage data for all 24 tracts in Boulder, CO

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 11 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$243,48950$293,3312$243,470
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$223,22213$274,6451$117,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$253,4757$251,3912$324,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$191,2901$379,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$280,7150$01$232,180
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boulder, CO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boulder, CO - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 313. The highest number of fire incidents - 416 took place in 2006, and the least - 85 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Boulder, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (51.3%), and Structure Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Boulder, CO
    • 2,73151.3%Outside Fires
    • 1,88935.5%Structure Fires
    • 5029.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2003.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boulder, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boulder, Colorado:

  • Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast, 2151 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302 , Phone: (303) 442-3007
  • University Inn, 1632 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 , Phone: (303) 442-3830, Fax: (303) 442-1205
  • Boulder Mountain Lodge, 91 Four Mile Cyn Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302 , Phone: (303) 444-0882
  • Best Western Plus Boulder Inn, 770 28TH St, Boulder, Colorado 80303 , Phone: (303) 449-3800, Fax: (303) 402-9118
  • Boulder Victoria, 1305 Pne St, Boulder, Colorado 80302 , Phone: (303) 938-1300, Fax: (303) 938-1435
  • Homewood Suites By Hilton Boulder, 4950 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303 , Phone: (303) 499-9922, Fax: (303) 499-6706
  • Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28TH St, Boulder, Colorado 80302 , Phone: (303) 443-3850, Fax: (303) 443-1480
  • Americas Best Value Inns & Suites, 970 28TH St, Boulder, Colorado 80303 , Phone: (303) 443-7800, Fax: (303) 443-7805
  • 7 other hotels and motels
All 15 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boulder, Colorado
Most common first names in Boulder, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary38981.6 years
John33976.1 years
William30275.1 years
Robert28373.1 years
James21872.8 years
Helen21481.7 years
Charles19275.2 years
Ruth18884.0 years
George18779.9 years
Margaret17983.5 years
Most common last names in Boulder, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13878.8 years
Johnson12377.8 years
Miller9078.0 years
Williams7280.5 years
Anderson7179.5 years
Jones6877.8 years
Wilson6076.5 years
Brown5978.2 years
Nelson5178.3 years
Clark5177.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boulder, CO
  • 81.3%Utility gas
  • 15.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Solar energy
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boulder, CO
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Boulder compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Boulder on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest sunshine amount differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest cost per building permit(population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
There are 561 pilots and 160 other airmen in this city.
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