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Boulder, CO Metro Area


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2022 population: 327,468   ( 32,901 from 2010)
Land area: 726.4 square miles
Population density: 450.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:251,865 76.91% 7.8%
Black:3,4541.05% 52.5%
Indian:1,3130.40% 23.8%
Asian:16,6115.07% 36.7%
2+ races:8,1952.50% 46.4%
Hispanic:46,03014.06% 17.2%
Total non-White:75,60323.09% 24.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:5,633 8.5
Deaths:4,9737.5
Net Migration: -4,985-7.5
Net Immigration: 1,2471.9
Change in White population:18,124 6.2
Change in Non-White pop.:14,777 5.0




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
294,567
233,74179.35%
2,2650.77%
1,0610.36%
12,1494.12%
5,5971.90%
39,27613.33%
60,82620.65%

2000
291,288
243,51283.60%
2,3930.82%
1,2060.41%
8,9813.08%
4,3011.48%
30,45610.46%
47,77616.40%

1990
225,339
201,86089.58%
1,5120.67%
1,2170.54%
5,6532.51%
n/a
15,0976.70%
23,47910.42%

1980
189,625
174,38591.96%
1,7290.91%
7160.38%
2,4511.29%
n/a
10,1395.35%
15,2408.04%

1970
131,889
121,62992.22%
6230.47%
2170.16%
6940.53%
n/a
8,2926.29%
10,260 7.78%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
32,395 11.1
13,2714.6
-1,839-0.6
11,1883.8
-9,771 -3.4
13,050 4.5
1990's
NumberRate
33,167 14.7
12,6785.6
25,48111.3
8,0113.6
41,652 18.5
24,297 10.8
1980's
NumberRate
31,551 16.6
10,217 5.4
15,498 8.2
n/a
27,475 14.5
8,239 4.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
42,565 32.3
n/a
52,756 40.0
4,980 3.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
37.0
59,565 18.2%
267,903 81.8%
50,239 15.3%
133,390
2.37
74,894 56.1%
60,454 80.7%
5,369 7.2%
58,496 43.9%

2010
NumberPercent
35.8
62,754 21.3%
231,813 78.7%
29,521 10.0%
119,300
2.39
68,891 57.7%
55,358 80.4%
5,592 8.1%
50,409 42.3%

2000
NumberPercent
33.5
66,563 22.9%
224,725 77.1%
22,739 7.8%
114,793
2.46
69,546 60.6%
57,160 82.2%
5,933 8.5%
45,247 39.4%

1990
NumberPercent
31.4
51,611 22.9%
173,728 77.1%
17,048 7.6%
88,570
2.45
54,932 62.0%
45,773 83.3%
4,491 8.2%
33,638 38.0%

1980
NumberPercent
27.6
47,242 24.9%
142,383 75.1%
12,867 6.8%
69,229
2.62
44,907 64.9%
38,956 86.7%
2,943 6.6%
24,322 35.1%

2022 Housing Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units141,007 
Median Value$671,100 
Occupied133,39094.6%
Vacant7,6175.4%
Owned83,06662.3%
Rented50,32437.7%
Median Rent$1,828 
Single-Family Units94,30766.9%
    Detached82,31258.4%
    Attached11,9958.5%
Buldings with 5+ Units35,43625.1%
Mobile Homes3,3722.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0007,2855.5%
$10,000 to $14,9993,0042.3%
$15,000 to $19,9993,4472.6%
$20,000 to $24,9993,4132.6%
$25,000 to $29,9993,8102.9%
$30,000 to $34,9993,5492.7%
$35,000 to $39,9993,1242.3%
$40,000 to $44,9993,6212.7%
$45,000 to $49,9993,9813.0%
$50,000 to $59,9996,9965.2%
$60,000 to $74,9999,4987.1%
$75,000 to $99,99915,08511.3%
$100,000 to $124,99913,30310.0%
$125,000 to $149,99911,0568.3%
$150,000 to $199,99914,85211.1%
$200,000 or more27,36620.5%
Median Household Income99,770 
Per Capita Income57,339 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.123 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,0382.3%
Public Assistance3,4572.6%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps9,5017.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed144,47173.8%
Unemployed6,3833.3%
In Armed Forces2030.1%
Total Labor Force151,05777.2%
Not in Labor Force44,60922.8%
Real Unemployment Rate 26.1%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector64,60048,43657.1%
Non-Profit5,05310,05333.5%
Self-Employed13,29211,46753.7%
Local Government4,6257,27938.9%
State Government5,0415,02950.1%
Federal Government1,8131,13761.5%
Total Private + Self77,89259,90356.5%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.16,53223,49841.3%
Total94,42483,40153.1%
Pct. Govt.14.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts35,72720.1%
Sales and Office Occupations31,56017.7%
Professional, Technical64,00935.9%
Service Occupations24,44913.7%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4440.2%
All others22,31212.5%
White Collar 73.7%
Industry
 Number%
Professional, scientific, technical29,28416.4%
Educational services24,44313.7%
Health care and social assistance18,57610.4%
Manufacturing17,83410.0%
Retail trade17,0329.6%
Accommodation and food services12,5487.0%
Construction9,0435.1%
Other services7,7494.4%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.6,2323.5%
Information5,5883.1%
Finance and insurance5,5093.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,1092.9%
Public administration5,0062.8%
Transportation and warehousing4,2902.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing3,5612.0%
Wholesale trade2,9951.7%
Utilities1,2290.7%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,1700.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction6620.4%
Management1970.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican31,7869.67%
Puerto Rican1,5030.46%
Cuban8290.25%
Dominican1000.03%
Total Central American2,6370.80%
Costa Rican870.03%
Guatemalan5180.16%
Honduran6840.21%
Nicaraguan250.01%
Panamanian1520.05%
Salvadoran1,1710.36%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American3,1720.97%
Argentinean5320.16%
Bolivian1290.04%
Chilean5580.17%
Colombian7750.24%
Ecuadorian1280.04%
Paraguayan550.02%
Peruvian6700.20%
Uruguayan1540.05%
Venezuelan1710.05%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic5,6301.71%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Chinese5,0691.54%
Indian3,2360.98%
Korean1,4180.43%
Japanese1,0270.31%
Filipino7680.23%
Vietnamese6380.19%
Cambodian2910.09%
Hmong2480.08%
Thai2360.07%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English269,99685.6%
Spanish24,2187.7%
Other Indo-European4,5001.4%
Chinese3,8581.2%
Other Asian2,9460.9%
German, other Germanic2,6820.9%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic2,2880.7%
French, Haitian, Cajun1,8020.6%
Other8430.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German59,82018.2%
English45,53413.9%
Irish38,61511.7%
Italian16,9635.2%
European11,5733.5%
Polish10,8583.3%
Scottish9,9373.0%
American9,8663.0%
French8,8882.7%
Swedish7,4652.3%
Norwegian7,3842.2%
Dutch5,2171.6%
Russian5,1831.6%
Scotch-Irish4,0851.2%
British3,8851.2%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen312,33095.0%
Not a citizen16,3285.0%
Native296,66890.3%
Foreign-born31,9909.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,191 1.9%5,111 2.3%24,500 11.2%46,290 21.3%75,431 34.6%62,298 28.6%
  Average years of education: 15.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,191 1.9%
9-12 Years 5,111 2.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 24,500 11.2%
Some College 46,290 21.3%
Bach. Degree 75,431 34.6%
Grad Degree 62,298 28.6%
Average years of education: 15.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Boulder, CO Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 249,716 237,664 12,052 4.8%
1991 257,230 245,270 11,960 4.6%
1992 265,376 251,872 13,504 5.1%
1993 279,664 266,660 13,004 4.6%
1994 296,756 285,648 11,108 3.7%
1995 306,122 293,894 12,228 4.0%
1996 307,242 295,558 11,684 3.8%
1997 316,798 307,480 9,318 2.9%
1998 329,050 318,548 10,502 3.2%
1999 339,136 329,674 9,462 2.8%
2000 319,886 312,254 7,632 2.4%
2001 325,402 313,392 12,010 3.7%
2002 328,046 309,102 18,944 5.8%
2003 329,486 310,612 18,874 5.7%
2004 334,100 317,680 16,420 4.9%
2005 337,166 322,238 14,928 4.4%
2006 343,594 330,990 12,604 3.7%
2007 350,316 338,934 11,382 3.2%
2008 357,258 342,386 14,872 4.2%
2009 351,666 328,360 23,306 6.6%
2010 339,356 314,144 25,212 7.4%
2011 343,170 320,040 23,130 6.7%
2012 347,616 325,636 21,980 6.3%
2013 349,532 330,628 18,904 5.4%
2014 352,246 337,894 14,352 4.1%
2015 353,636 342,830 10,806 3.1%
2016 361,802 352,572 9,230 2.6%
2017 372,438 364,088 8,350 2.2%
2018 384,516 374,390 10,126 2.6%
2019 390,942 382,130 8,812 2.3%
2020 385,758 361,984 23,774 6.2%
2021 395,628 378,186 17,442 4.4%
2022 403,696 393,518 10,178 2.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com