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Income/capita 30%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 12%
IndexBoulderColoradoNational
Income per capita$38,905$33,230$29,829
Median household income$60,569$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$99,583$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,116$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$28,444$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$19,601$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level22.0%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Boulder is 30% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Boulder is 9% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Boulder is 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Boulder is 46% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $40,375$60,569$121,138
      City
      $41,675$62,520$125,040
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Boulder median earnings by income bracket

      Boulder employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.4%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector8.5%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services10.3%11.3%
      Public administration2.4%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%0.6%
      Education, health & social services20.9%33.8%
      Other44.4%42.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Crisman, CO402$248,920350%
      Pine Brook Hill, CO1,091$229,091314%
      Sunshine, CO177$169,145206%
      Seven Hills, CO98$162,632194%
      Mountain Meadows, CO167$160,865191%
      Boulder, CO105,420$60,5699%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Daly City, CA105,543$79,34643%
      Wichita Falls, TX105,013$43,99720%
      West Palm Beach, FL104,978$46,67216%
      Green Bay, WI104,951$43,47321%
      Broken Arrow, OK104,869$68,59624%
      Boulder, CO105,420$60,5699%
      Source: The Boulder, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).