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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
313,961

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$391,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,236
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Boulder County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    161
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    47
    41
  • Robbery
    35
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    372
    500
  • Theft
    2,172
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    191
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,282
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Boulder County Reviews

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Boulder is a beautiful place to live with tons of activities (indoors and of course outdoors). The people are friendly and kind hearted, and the atmosphere all together is mellow and relaxed. It's a lovely area and other residents encourage you to be involved in the community (friendly neighbors do still exist)!
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Very laid back community, but still very athletic. There is always something to do without too much pressure added to it. Farmers markets, tea houses, hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and much more! With CU Boulder as a central point of the town there is always a chance to further you education and get involved with the party scene up on the Hill.
Wonderful place to study and play! More efforts to conserve nature here are always appreciated. While Boulder is beautiful, efforts to decrease traffic here would also be a wise response to the increasing inhabitants.