City of Boulder


City Profile 

  • Square miles:  25.5
  • Population:  103,606
  • Households:  43,878
  • Median household income: $57,231
  • Median home sales price:  $567,500*
  • Median age: 29
  • School district:  Boulder Valley School District
  • City, county, state sales tax:  8.16 percent
  • Top private employer:  IBM (3,400)
  • Top public employer:  University of Colorado - Boulder (6,827)
  • Electricity:  Xcel Energy, Inc.

Boulder offers the perfect mix – a laid-back college town with big-city business smarts.  The city’s approximate 100,000 residents work and play against a mountain backdrop that includes the Flatirons and the “back range” Indian Peaks Wilderness Area with its snowy Arapaho Glacier.  More than 30,000 of those residents attend the University of Colorado-Boulder with its picturesque campus.

Boulder has been described as one of the healthiest and happiest places to live. You'll find a Starbucks and the big box stores, but you'll also find natural foods markets, artists' studios, and coffee shops that only serve organic, free-trade coffee. Moving to Boulder means you'll have access to some of the best schools in the country, name-brand shopping, unique specialty stores and nationally-recognized restaurants, all set below the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains.  

Boulder’s vibrant historic downtown features the Pearl Street Mall, an award-winning pedestrian shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Additional retail and restaurants can be found in the central corridor surrounding the Twenty-Ninth Street retail district. There are more than 400 restaurants, including several that have received national acclaim.  

Below you'll find a variety of websites offering additional information about Boulder. If you have any additional questions, or would like information on a specific area of interest or neighborhood, please contact us and we'll provide an answer.