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0.89% growth
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3.62% growth
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0.53% decline
Median Property Value
12.3% growth

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The economy of Boulder County, CO employs 171,122 people. The economy of Boulder County, CO is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Information; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 2.07; 1.68; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Boulder County, CO are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (26,928), Educational Services (21,724), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (20,904), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,136), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($70,469), and Finance & Insurance ($55,621).

Median household income in Boulder County, CO is $74,615. Males in Boulder County, CO have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,933. The income inequality of Boulder County, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Boulder County, CO. In Boulder County, CO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 125 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,343. Logan County, CO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Colorado.


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Boulder County, CO is home to a population of 322,226 people, from which 93.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Boulder County, CO is composed of 251,286 White residents (78%), 44,479 Hispanic residents (13.8%), 15,425 Asian residents (4.79%), 6,484 Two+ residents (2.01%), and 3,249 Black residents (1.01%). The most common foreign languages in Boulder County, CO are Spanish (27,598 speakers), Chinese (2,824 speakers), and German (2,215 speakers), but compared to other places, Boulder County, CO has a relative high number of Scandinavian (368 speakers), German (2,215 speakers), and Hungarian (168 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Boulder County, CO awarded 8,399 degrees. The student population of Boulder County, CO is skewed away from females, with 4,305 male students and 4,094 female students. Most students in Boulder County, CO are White (6,184 and 73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (685 and 8.16%), Asian (348 and 4.14%), and Unknown (293 and 3.49%). The largest universities in Boulder County, CO by number of graduates are University of Colorado Boulder (7,682 and 91.5%), Naropa University (289 and 3.44%), and Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder (243 and 2.89%). The most popular majors in Boulder County, CO are General Business Administration & Management (712 and 8.48%), General Psychology (536 and 6.38%), and General Physiology (340 and 4.05%). The median tuition costs in Boulder County, CO are $31,000 for private four year colleges, and $9,768 and $33,316 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boulder County, CO is $467,600, which is 2.28 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $416,500 to $467,600, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Boulder County, CO is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Boulder County, CO have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boulder County, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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