This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Boulder has a very low population density. Boulder is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Boulder, CO is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Boulder has a population density of 3,728, with 90,873 current residents.
Out of the 90,873 current residents, 52% are male and 48% are female. 39% of the residents are married and 61% are single.
- 67% Sun
- 19% Rain
- 83% Snow
54°F average temperature
- 35 years Median home age
- $357,590 Median home price
- -3.84% Home appreciation rate
- 6.52% Annual property tax
As for living in Boulder, the air quality is 75% and the weather, on average, is 67% sunny, 19% rainy, and 83% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Boulder, you should know that 47.2% of homes are owned while 47.5% of homes are rented, and 5.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $357,590, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is -3.84% and the annual property tax is 6.52%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)4
When looking at the community of Boulder, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Boulder’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Boulder is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 72.29% Democratic, 26.14% Republican, and 1.57% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
30%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Boulder, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.20% of residents are unemployed in Boulder (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Boulder residents: 15.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 38.12% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.4% are in the customer service field, 22.4% are in the sales field, 0.07% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.50%, 3.85% of residents have an associate’s degree, 36.34% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 30.03% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Boulder, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Boulder have a few different options. 60% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 8% of commuters use the transit system, and 7% of residents work from home.