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Demographic and Economic Data

Demographic and Economic Data

Demographic and Economic Data

A Snapshot of Boulder’s Key Metrics

Boulder by Numbers – Demographic & Economic Data

Here is a snapshot of Boulder demographic information and economic activity in labor and employment, the consumer sector, and commercial and residential real estate.

For more detail, please check out the latest research studies through the Boulder Economic Council:

Demographic Snapshot

City of Boulder
Total Population 105,101*
Number of Households 46,668
Gender
Male 53.8%
Female 46.2%
Age
Median age 29.9
Under 5 years old 3.8%
18 years or older 86.7%
65 years or older 10.2%
Education (Population 25 or older)
High school graduate or higher 95.2%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 70%
Graduate or professional degree 37.3%
Income
Median household income $62,797*
Median family income $92,951
Median non-family income $41,595
Per capita income $38,401

*Includes CU-Boulder students. Source: 2014 American Community Survey; US Census

Economic Snapshot

Employment (Boulder County) 07/15 08/14
Unemployment rate 3.2% 3.8%
Change in jobs (1 month) -1.8% 0.3%
Change in jobs (1 year) 1.4% 3.0%
Vacancy Rates (Boulder) Q2 2015 Q4 2014
Office 4.3% 5.3%
Warehouse/Industrial 2.6% 2.1%
R&D/Flex 5.1% 4.3%
Retail 1.8% 3.2%
Residential Real Estate (Boulder) 09/15 YTD 09/14 YTD
Median price – single family $742,500 $625,000
Homes sold – single family 714 686
Building permits (Boulder) 08/15 YTD 08/14 YTD
New non-residential permits** 18 17
New residential units 150 570
Retail Sales Tax Collections 2014 2013
City of Boulder ($000) 89,973 81,485
Venture Capital (Boulder) Q2 2015 Q4 2014
Total investment ($ Millions) $66 $198
% of state total 20% 58%
Consumer Price Index 1H 2014 1H 2013
Denver-Boulder-Greeley 2.9% 2.8%
Business Confidence Index Q4 2015 Q1 2015
Colorado LBCI (50=neutral) 53.5 60.8

*Data for prior 12 months. **Excludes nonresidential structures other than buildings. Data for city of Boulder unless otherwise noted. Source: Venture Capital: PricewaterhouseCooper/Venture Economics/NVCA MoneyTree Report. Leeds Business Confidence Index: Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Total Employment, Consumer Price Index: Bureau of Labor Statistics.