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Overview
Population:297,218
Pop. Change:10%
State: Colorado
Metro Area:Boulder
County:Boulder County
City:Boulder, Longmont, ... 33 total
Zip Code:80501, 80503, ... 19 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Boulder's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Boulder Metro Area

Profile: College town / suburban complex  Location: 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range Elevation: 5332 Time zone: Mountain Standard Time

PROCON
College-town atmosphereCost of living and housing
Attractive downtownTraffic and sprawl
Educational attainmentEconomic cycles

Interesting Facts about Boulder County

As of 2014, Boulder County's population is 297,218 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.23 percent.

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The median home cost in Boulder County is $345,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 8.80 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Boulder County's cost of living is 31.40% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Boulder County public schools spend $12,060 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Boulder County.

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The unemployment rate in Boulder County is 4.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boulder County jobs have Increased by 2.94 percent.


Ranked #1 Best Cities for Teleworking - Small Metro Areas
Ranked #2 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)
Ranked #7 Best Green Cities
Ranked #17 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #58 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
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Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Boulder County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes