Boulder PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
124,914
0.94% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
30
0.662% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
5.14% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$85,529
6.91% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$911,900
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
64,441
0.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Boulder PUMA, CO had a population of 125k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $85,529. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boulder PUMA, CO grew from 123,751 to 124,914, a 0.94% increase and its median household income grew from $80,002 to $85,529, a 6.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boulder PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.51%), White (Hispanic) (4.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.82%).

13.4% of the households in Boulder PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.7% of the residents in Boulder PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boulder PUMA, CO are University of Colorado Boulder (9,646 degrees awarded in 2022), Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder (3,638 degrees), and Naropa University (234 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Boulder PUMA, CO was $911,900, and the homeownership rate was 50.6%.

Most people in Boulder PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Boulder PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Boulder PUMA, CO is home to a population of 125k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.64% of Boulder PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (12k people).

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99k people) in Boulder PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.88k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Boulder PUMA, CO are Spanish (6,534 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (2,482 households), and German (939 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
61,490
Women
49%
64,042
Men
51%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 125,532 inhabitants, with 51% men, and 49% women.

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Citizenship

94.7%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.7% of Boulder PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boulder PUMA, CO was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boulder PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99k ± 1.7k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.88k ± 574
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.49k ± 758
10%
Hispanic Population
12.5k people

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99k people) in Boulder PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.88k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Boulder PUMA, CO are hispanic (12.5k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    1,759 ± 1,022 people
  2. Mexico
    1,117 ± 817 people
  3. India
    869 ± 721 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Boulder PUMA, CO was China, the natal country of 1,759 Boulder PUMA, CO residents, followed by Mexico with 1,117 and India with 869.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12k people
10%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people

As of 2022, 9.64% of Boulder PUMA, CO residents (12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boulder PUMA, CO was 10%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,534 households (5.37%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    2,482 households (2.04%)
  3. German
    939 households (0.772%)

13.4% of the households in Boulder PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Boulder PUMA, CO was Spanish. 5.37% of the households in Boulder PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,037 ± 198
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    817 ± 218
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    322 ± 127

Boulder PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boulder PUMA, CO employs 64.4k people. The largest industries in Boulder PUMA, CO are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (8,114 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,577 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,983 people), and the highest paying industries are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($329,662), Truck transportation ($259,979), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($215,412).

Males in Boulder PUMA, CO have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $83,537. The income inequality in Boulder PUMA, CO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.564, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
30,053
Women
46%
35,250
Men
54%

The workforce of Boulder PUMA, CO in 2020 was 65,303 people, with 46% woman, and 54% men.

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Occupations

64.4k
2022 Value
0.51%
1 Year growth
± 0.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boulder PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.51%, from 64.1k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boulder PUMA, CO, are Software developers (3,176 people), Postsecondary teachers (3,001 people), and Other managers (1,946 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boulder PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.4k
2022 Value
0.51%
1 Year growth
± 0.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boulder PUMA, CO grew at a rate of 0.51%, from 64.1k employees to 64.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boulder PUMA, CO, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (8,114 people), Restaurants & Food Services (5,577 people), and Computer Systems Design (3,983 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boulder PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Boulder PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,767
Median earning men ± $3,473
$33,159
Median earning women ± $1,889

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,667), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,109), and Manufacturing ($95,188).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,943), Manufacturing ($77,743), and Wholesale Trade ($71,570).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Boulder PUMA, CO awarded 13,580 degrees. The student population of Boulder PUMA, CO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 24,507 male students and 25,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boulder PUMA, CO are White (7,880 and 61.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,539 and 12%), Black or African American (1,203 and 9.35%), and Unknown (769 and 5.97%).

The largest universities in Boulder PUMA, CO by number of degrees awarded are University of Colorado Boulder (9,646 and 71%), Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder (3,638 and 26.8%), and Naropa University (234 and 1.72%).

The most popular majors in Boulder PUMA, CO are Culinary Arts & Chef Training (2,422 and 17.8%), General Business Administration & Management (1,251 and 9.21%), and Baking & Pastry Arts (1,200 and 8.84%).

The median tuition costs in Boulder PUMA, CO are $34,400 for private four year colleges, and $11,004 and $37,376 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Boulder PUMA, CO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 49,635 (49.4% men and 50.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 49,635 students enrolled in Boulder PUMA, CO, 49.4% men and 50.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 29,050 records, of which 48.8% were women and 51.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 584 degrees awarded
  2. 473 degrees awarded
  3. 1,087 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boulder PUMA, CO was General Psychology with 584 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,646 degrees awarded
  2. 3,638 degrees awarded
  3. 234 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Colorado Boulder with 9,646 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boulder PUMA, CO, which is 0.857 times less than the 7,314 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,880 degrees mean that there were 5.12 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,539 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,586) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,256) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.111% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.237% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Boulder PUMA, CO in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (33.3k), Some college (30.8k), and Graduate Degree (28.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boulder PUMA, CO was $911,900 in 2022, which is 3.23 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $795,200 to $911,900, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Boulder PUMA, CO is 50.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boulder PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boulder PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Boulder PUMA, CO is $85,529. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Boulder PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$911,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,627
$26,093
Median Property Taxes
±$992

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Rent vs Own

50.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.6% of the housing units in Boulder PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boulder PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

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Household Income

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$85,529
Median Household Income
± $3,249
51.5k
Number of Households
± 1,723

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.5k households in Boulder PUMA, CO grew to $85,529 from the previous year's value of $80,002.

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Wage Distribution

0.564
2022 Wage GINI in Boulder PUMA, CO
0.559
2021 Wage GINI in Boulder PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Boulder PUMA, CO was 0.564 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Boulder PUMA, CO was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Boulder PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (46.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (27.5%)
  3. Walked (8.49%)

In 2022, 46.3% of workers in Boulder PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (27.5%) and those who walked to work (8.49%).

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boulder PUMA, CO have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.32% of the workforce in Boulder PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boulder PUMA, CO (22.1k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boulder PUMA, CO is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.6% of the population of Boulder PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 7.63% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 20.2% on non-group plans, and 0.675% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.1% under 18 years, 39.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.4%
Uninsured
58.1%
Employer Coverage
7.63%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
20.2%
Non-Group
0.675%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boulder PUMA, CO declined by 13.8% from 3.95% to 3.4%.

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