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Population Information
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  Ethnicity
  Population

Economic Information
  
Median Income
  Average Rental Costs
  Consumer Price Index
  Boulder County Unemployment
  Boulder City Sales Tax

Residential Housing
  Single Family Home - Average Price
  Condo/Townhome - Average Price
  1999 Housing Cost Index
  Wonderland Hill Development Company

Largest Boulder County Employers


Population Information


Age Characteristics
Age City of Boulder
Under 5 4.1%
5-17 10.7%
18-20 12.0%
21-24 16.9%
25-44 31.5%
45-54 10.9%
55-64 5.9%
65-84 6.5%
Over 85 1.4%

Education Levels
Grades 0-12 (no diploma)9%
High School Graduate (or equivalent)20%
1-3 years of College29%
Bachelor’s/graduate degree42%

Ethnicity
Ethnic Background Boulder County City of Boulder
Caucasian 84.8%86%
Hispanic Origin 10.5% 8.2%
Asian3.2% 4.1%
African American 0.9% 1.2%
American Indian/Eskimo/Aleut 0.6% 0.3%

Population
YearBoulder/Denver CMSABoulder CountyCity of Boulder
19701,237,150131,88966,870
19801,622,200189,62576,685
19901,856,008225,33983,908
19972,210,000264,97594,136
19982,248,063272,84194,250
19992,289,438 282,45595,033
20002,340,000 291,28896,727
20012,653,476 277,205102,926
20022,561,227 277,205103,216
20102,755,211309,456107,833

Source: City of Boulder, Bureau of the Census, and Denver Regional Council of Governments


Economic Information


Median Income
Year Boulder/Longmont Colorado USA
1993 $50,500 $41,400 $39,700
1994 $53,800 $42,900 $39,900
1995 $54,200 $42,900 $40,200
1996 $58,300 $46,600 $41,600
1997 $61,200 $48,700 $43,500
1998 $63,100 $49,300 $45,300
1999 $68,700 $51,800 $47,800
2000 $74,000 $54,900 $50,200
2001 $81,400 $57,700$52,000
2002 $87,900 $58,065$53,700

Source: City of Boulder Summary of Information

Average Rental Costs (excluding utilities)
SizeBoulder County
Efficiency$672
One-Bedroom$824
Two-Bedroom$1,055
Three-Bedroom$1,095

Source: Apartment Association of Metro Denver

Consumer Price Index
YearDenver/Boulder CPI
19934.2
19944.4
19954.3
19963.5
19973.3
19982.4
1999 2.9
2000 4.0
20014.7
20023.9

Source: US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Boulder County Unemployment
YearIndex
19943.7
19954.1
19963.8
19972.8
19983.3
1999 2.6
20002.4
2001 3.5
20025.2
20035.7

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Boulder City Sales Tax
City Tax3.26%
State of Colorado2.90%
Regional Transportation District (RTD)0.80%
Boulder County0.55%
TOTAL7.51%

NOTE: Boulder City restaurants and caterers collect an additional 0.15% City Food Service Tax


Residential Housing


Single Family Home - Average Price
YearCity of BoulderBoulder County
1995$271,298 $190,335
1996$279,771 $199,023
1997$290,298 $199,303
1998$311,736 $248,190
1999 $335,685 $271,915
2000$393,869 $296,466
2001 $472,169 $343,000
2002$477,046  

Source: Daily Camera, Business County Assessor

Condo/Townhome - Average Price
YearCity of Boulder Boulder County
1995 $128,394$94,939
1996 $127,818$111,184
1997 $131,921$120,983
1998 $137,845$131,254
1999 $153,760 $148,622
2000 $178,381 $161,418
2001 $214,148 $183,722
2002 $219.950 

Source: Daily Camera, Boulder County Assessor


Largest Boulder County Employers


Employer Name Estimated #
of Employees
University of Colorado 7,500
IBM4,800
Boulder Valley School District4,200
Sun Microsystems 3,200
StorageTek 2,735
St. Vrain School District2,400
Ball Corp. 2,250
Boulder Community Hospital 2,102
EDS 2,000
Level 3 Communications 1,900
Federal Labs (NOAA, NIST,
NTIA, JILA)
1,850
City of Boulder 1,600
Maxtor 1,373
NCAR 1,100
Longmont United Hospital 1,096
Longmont Foods 1,050
Seagate Technology 1,010
Valleylab 927
Hunter Douglas 900
Safeway 900
United States Postal Service850
McKesson Corp. 714
City of Longmont 700
McData 700
Geneva Pharmaceuticals 675
Corporate Express 650
Micro Motion 640
Amgen 625
Intrado 621
Foley's 600
McLane Western 570
Avista Adventist Hospital520
GE Access 510
Access Health Group 506
Boulder Mental Health Center500
Naropa Institute 500
Rock Bottom Restaurants 500
King Soopers 495
Wild Oats Market 481
Bestop 450
EDS 450
Exabyte 450
Sunrise Medical 450
Eldora Mountain Resort 400
Staffing Solutions 400
Pratt Properties 376
Boulder Medical Center 375
Nordstrom 373
Colorado MEDtech 368
Concepts Direct 351
E-M Solutions 350
Encompass Mechanical
Services
350
Omni Hotel 350
Whole Foods Market 350
Roche Colorado 330
McGuckin Hardware 320
BI, Inc. 300
City of Lafayette 300
Lockheed Martin 300
Xilinx 300
YMCA of Boulder Valley 300
Gaiam 295
Celestial Seasonings 290
Advanced Components
Systems
285
Lexmark 280
Datex-Ohmeda 275
Daily Camera 261
Microsemi 260
Abacus 250
Array BioPharma 250
Artesyn Technologies 250
Boulder Manor Progressive
Care Center
250
Engineered Data Products 250
Noodles & Co 250
Platts 250
Qualcomm 250
Xspectra 250
DigitalGlobe 240
Lehman Communications 231
Boulder Publishing LLC 226
Leanin' Tree 225
SpectraLink 225
Carrier Access Corp. 224
Key Equipment Finance 210
Particle Measuring Systems205
Raindance Communications 200
Highland, Inc. 195

Source: Daily Camera, Boulder County Business Review, Business Research Division

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Spring 63/35° F
Summer 83-55° F
Fall 72/45° F
Winter 45/23° F

Elevation and Size
5,430 feet (Denver - 5,280 feet)
City of Boulder - 27.8 square miles

Population
96,727 residents; plus 25,000 students at the University of Colorado.

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