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Boulder
  • City in Colorado

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Boulder is a city in Colorado with a population of 108,777. Boulder is in Boulder County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Boulder offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Boulder there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Boulder and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Boulder are highly rated.

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About Boulder...
Population
108,777

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$736,000
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,588
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    223.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    67.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    613.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,808.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  11%

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