Information About Boulder County

The total estimated population is 291,288. Density is very low at 392 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 284,937; Black: 257,909; Two or More Races: 13,596; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 8,915; American Indian: 2,559; Asian: 1,787; Other Race: 171; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 291,288 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 27,279 foreign born residents, of which 29.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 10,294; Canada: 1,323; United Kingdom: 1,309; Germany: 1,211; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 1,142; Korea: 987; India: 897; U.S. Born: This State: 89,610; Midwest: 66,725; West: 38,766; Northeast: 34,945; South: 30,342;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Boulder County Most Common US Birthplaces in Boulder County

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 12,700 married couples with children and 9,023 single-parent households (192 men, 8,831 women).

The median household income is $55,861 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Colorado: $47,203; Boulder County: $55,861;

9% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Colorado: 9%; Boulder County: 9%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 112,897; Government: 24,313; Self-employed: 12,967; Unpaid family work: 695; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 81,511; Professional and related: 52,463; Sales and office: 38,428; Management, business, and financial operations: 29,048; Office and administrative support: 21,047; Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers: 20,532;

Work Types in Boulder County Common Occupations in Boulder County

The average commute time is 23 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 113,115; Car or truck (carpooled): 16,542; Worked at home: 10,167; Public transportation: 7,751; Walked: 6,562; Bicycle: 4,522; Motorcycle: 307;

Transportation to work methods in Boulder County

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Boulder County.

There are 119,900 housing units, of which 81,636 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 74,237; Renter: 40,443; Vacant: 5,220; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 60,115; Not Mortgaged: 14,122;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Boulder County

The median single family home value is $241,900.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Colorado: $1,197; Boulder County: $61,616;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Colorado: $611; Boulder County: $40,190;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 8,225; 1940 to 1949: 2,964; 1950 to 1959: 9,211; 1960 to 1969: 17,248; 1970 to 1979: 31,595; 1980 to 1989: 21,218; 1990 to 1994: 10,741; 1995 to 1998: 13,343; 1999 to March 2000: 5,355;

0.6% of homes lack plumbing and 0.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 90,009; Electricity: 18,788; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,781; Wood: 821;