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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 108,108*
Number of Households 43,542
Gender
Male 51.2%
Female 48.2%
Age
Median age 28.5
Under 5 years old 4.1%
18 years or older 87.4%
65 years or older 9.0%
Education (Population 25 or older)
High school graduate or higher 96.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 73%
Graduate or professional degree 38.5%
Income
Median household income $70,158*
Median family income $113,391
Median non-family income $40,950
Per capita income $40,037

*Includes CU-Boulder students. Source: 2016 American Community Survey; US Census

Economic Snapshot

Employment (Boulder County) 08/17 09/16
Unemployment rate* 2.4% 2.4%
Change in jobs (1 month) 0.3% 0.3%
Change in jobs (1 year) 3.6% 3.1%
Vacancy Rates (Boulder) Q3 2017 Q2 2016
Office 11.6% 6.4%
Warehouse/Industrial 5.9% 3.9%
R&D/Flex 11.7% 5.0%
Retail 7.0% 1.7%
Residential Real Estate (Boulder) 09/17 YTD 10/16 YTD
Median price – single family $860,000 $855,000
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 2016 2015
City of Boulder ($000) 105,476 102,034
Venture Capital (Boulder) Q1 & Q2 2017  2016
Total investment ($ Millions) $306 $203
% of state total 64% 56%
Consumer Price Index* 1H 2016 1H 2015
Denver-Boulder-Greeley 2.8% 1.2%
Business Confidence Index*** Q4 2017 Q4 2016
Colorado LBCI (50=neutral) 58.8 57.5

*Total Employment, Consumer Price Index: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

**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.