Boulder Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Boulder?

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There are 108,777 residents in Boulder, with a median age of 28.8. Of this, 51.57% are males and 48.43% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.9% of the resident pool in Boulder, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.87%. Additionally, 6.23% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 71,537 people in Boulder currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 108,777 2.2%
Male Population 56,091 1.7%
Female Population 52,686 2.8%
Male population 51.57%
Female population 48.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 28.8 0.7%
Citizen US Born 95,615 3.0%
Citizen not US Born 6,389 0.7%
Not Citizen 6,773 -6.4%
Citizen US Born 87.9%
Citizen not US Born 5.87%
Not Citizen 6.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,777 -9.5%
Moved from Same County 18,231 0.3%
Moved from Same State 7,902 10.2%
Moved from Different State 8,764 -6.4%
Same House as Last Year 71,537 3.5%
Moved from Abroad 1.64%
Moved from Same County 16.85%
Moved from Same State 7.3%
Moved from Different State 8.1%
Same House as Last Year 66.11%

What are the employment statistics in Boulder?

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White-collar workers make up 91.47% of the working population in Boulder, while blue-collar employees account for 8.53%. There are also 8,099 entrepreneurs in Boulder (13.5% of the workforce); 36,489 workers employed in private companies (60.83%); and 9,393 people working in governmental institutions (15.66%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 54,870 -1.1%
Blue Collar 5,115 15.7%
White Collar 91.47%
Blue Collar 8.53%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 8,099 5.7%
Private Companies 36,489 -1.8%
Governmental Workers 9,393 1.0%
Not for Profit Companies 6,004 3.9%
Self Employees 13.5%
Private Companies 60.83%
Governmental Workers 15.66%
Not for Profit Companies 10.01%

How many households are there in Boulder?

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There are a total of 43,378 households in Boulder, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 40.71% of these Boulder households, while non-family units account for the remaining 59.29%. Additionally, 18% of households have children and 82% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 43,378 3.0%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 17,661 -0.1%
Non-family Households 25,717 5.2%
Family Households 40.71%
Non-family Households 59.29%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 7,807 -0.8%
Households without Children 35,571 3.8%
Households with Children 18%
Households without Children 82%

What are the median and average incomes in Boulder?

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The average annual household income in Boulder is $117,554, while the median household income sits at $72,279 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $87,560, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $114,654. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $21,897 and $64,589, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $117,554 7.4%
Median Household Income $72,279 4.0%
People below Poverty Level 19,908 1.9%
People above Poverty Level 77,669 2.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Boulder?

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There are 46,333 housing units in Boulder, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1976. Of the 43,378 occupied housing units in Boulder, 49.58% are owner-occupied, while 50.42% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 62.02% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $739,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,621 per month in Boulder.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 46,333 2.6%
Median Year Built 1976 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 3,679 6.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 807 -9.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 4,411 20.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 8,451 2.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 9,242 -4.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 7,561 -3.5%
Built between 1990 and 1999 5,252 3.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 3,388 -2.7%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,542 27.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 43,378 3.0%
Owner Occupied 21,507 5.6%
Renter Occupied 21,871 0.5%
Owner Occupied 49.58%
Renter Occupied 50.42%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 13,339 4.9%
Without Mortgage 8,168 6.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $739,500 4.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $729,000 5.8%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,621 3.0%
With Mortgage 62.02%
Without Mortgage 37.98%

What is the level of education in Boulder?

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Approximately 10.11% of the population in Boulder holds a high school degree (that's 9,640 residents), while 29.18% have attained a college certificate (9,391 locals) and 29.68% have a bachelor's degree (28,299 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 922 -3.3%
Some High School 9,640 -1.6%
Some College 9,391 4.7%
Associate Degree 3,101 -4.1%
Bachelor's Degree 28,299 6.6%
Graduate Degree 25,564 3.3%
No High School 0.97%
Some High School 10.11%
Some College 29.18%
Associate Degree 3.25%
Bachelor's Degree 29.68%
Graduate Degree 26.81%

What is the marital status of Boulder residents?

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A total of 54,336 people in Boulder have never been married (which represents 55.48% of the total population), while 31,615 of them are wedded (32.28%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 687 (0.7%) and 9,373 (9.57%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 54,336 2.1%
Married 31,615 -0.5%
Separated 687 -9.6%
Widowed 2,606 6.9%
Divorced 9,373 13.8%
Never Married 55.48%
Married 32.28%
Separated 0.7%
Widowed 2.66%
Divorced 9.57%

What are the most common means of transportation in Boulder?

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The top three means of transportation people in Boulder use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 31,218 residents commute by car, 5,984 prefer going to work by walking and 5,343 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 31,218 -5.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 4,432 4.3%
Railroad 52 116.7%
Ferryboat 60 -14.3%
Bicycle 5,343 -7.6%
Motorcycle 270 116.0%
TaxiCab 68 83.8%
Walk 5,984 -7.7%

What is the median and average household income in Boulder by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
80301 26,010 11,803 $80,131.00 $119,660.00
80302 29,422 12,192 $54,793.00 $108,331.00
80303 25,709 11,118 $64,937.00 $105,399.00
80304 26,501 11,348 $98,049.00 $157,820.00
80305 17,305 7,044 $99,885.00 $134,649.00
80310 7,296 0 $0.00 $0.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 80301 80302 80303 80304 80305 80310

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