Boulder, CO 

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+10.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

141.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 5.6

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Boulder, CO

Boulder, Colorado is a unique city in the foothills of the Rockies. From incredible outdoor recreation to delicious food and vibrant nightlife, Boulder has something for everyone. Nature lovers will be captivated by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and can take advantage of over 200 miles of trails for hiking, biking and climbing. For those looking to relax, Boulder Creek Path provides visitors with a peaceful respite from busy city life. Culture aficionados won’t want to miss out on visiting various galleries and historic landmarks throughout town, such as the Chautauqua Park Historic District or view pieces at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. And after a day spent exploring this beautiful city, guests can unwind at one of Boulder’s many restaurants for some delicious local fare or enjoy a lively night at one of its lively bars! With its stunning mountain views and endless activities, Boulder promises to leave visitors with lasting memories! College town / suburban complex - 25 miles northwest of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.
State: Colorado
County: Boulder County
Metro Area: Boulder Metro Area
City: Boulder
Zip Codes: 80302 80304 80301 80303 80305 80310
Cost of Living: 41.3% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 5332 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Boulder Metro Area

Boulder, home to the University of Colorado, is a lively and classic college town, with liberal politics, alternative social lifestyles and attitudes, and an assortment of trendy small businesses, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues. There is plenty to do in this bicycle-friendly town, which has a pedestrian mall downtown and outdoor recreation in the nearby mountains. The area has one of the highest combined 4-year and graduate degree attainment rates in the nation. There are some larger business and government research facilities adding to the area’s economy, and there is a sizeable high tech belt towards Denver.


The unemployment rate in Boulder is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boulder jobs have increased by 2.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Boulder's cost of living is 41.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boulder's Cost of Living

September, June and August are the most pleasant months in Boulder, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Boulder county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 77.2% to 20.6%. More Voting Stats

Boulder's population is 104,930 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 19.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Boulder is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.1%.

Boulder public schools spend $10,909 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.1 students per teacher in Boulder. More Education

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Housing Market in Boulder

It's a good time to buy in Boulder. Home Appreciation is up 12.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boulder is .

Reviews for Boulder   55 Reviews
Expensive and requires liking a unique culture - 6/29/2021
Outside of the university, Boulder had a very distinctive "wealthy hippy" feel. A lot of alternative medicine and a matching ethos. This is changing some among my... Read More

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I love it here! Such a beautiful and friendly city - 11/5/2020
We moved here from Texas about 4 years ago and love it here! The amazing sense of community and high regard for the environment are two of the main reasons we love... Read More

Snob says it's ok - 9/18/2020
Most people do much worse than Boulder. I'm the most critical person I've ever met who is never happy or satisfied -- so that's a pretty huge compliment. ... Read More

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