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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Boulder County, Colorado need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Colorado

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
  Total Electric Industry 7.02 5.67 4.49 7.28 0.00 5.89
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.07 5.73 4.56 7.34 0.00 5.95
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.20 5.77 4.59 7.61 0.00 6.02
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.24 5.82 4.52 7.72 0.00 6.05
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
  Total Electric Industry 7.36 6.00 4.58 7.43 0.00 6.07
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 6.07 4.52 7.87 0.00 6.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
  Total Electric Industry 7.49 5.93 4.35 7.69 0.00 6.05
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.42 5.77 4.28 8.00 0.00 5.95
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.45 5.67 4.34 7.92 0.00 5.95
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
  Total Electric Industry 7.38 5.61 4.38 8.23 0.00 5.95
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
  Total Electric Industry 7.31 5.55 4.25 7.77 0.00 5.88
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
  Total Electric Industry 7.47 5.67 4.48 8.36 0.00 6.02
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
  Total Electric Industry 7.37 5.67 4.52 6.64 0.00 6.00
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
  Total Electric Industry 8.14 6.60 5.10 0.00 7.32 6.77
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
  Total Electric Industry 8.42 6.89 5.11 0.00 5.81 6.95
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
  Total Electric Industry 9.06 7.62 5.74 0.00 5.01 7.64
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61
  Total Electric Industry 9.02 7.50 5.88 0.00 7.78 7.61

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Boulder County, Colorado

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 2,790   (1.9%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 2,341   (1.6%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 5,097   (3.4%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 10,328   (6.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 14,627   (9.8%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 22,487   (15.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 25,770   (17.2%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 20,307   (13.6%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 10,938   (7.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 11,523   (7.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 4,535   (3.0%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 2,205   (1.5%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 8,835   (5.9%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 7,836   (5.2%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Boulder County, Colorado)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 4,850

1 vehicle available : 23,455

2 vehicles available : 4,899

3 vehicles available : 721

4 or more vehicles available : 212

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,214

1 vehicle available : 9,263

2 vehicles available : 25,403

3 vehicles available : 6,162

4 or more vehicles available : 1,655

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 226

1 vehicle available : 3,406

2 vehicles available : 7,785

3 vehicles available : 5,890

4 or more vehicles available : 1,347

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 422

1 vehicle available : 2,650

2 vehicles available : 12,009

3 vehicles available : 6,331

4 or more vehicles available : 3,294


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Boulder County, Colorado)

1-person household:

No workers : 13,706

1 worker : 20,431

2-person household:

No workers : 9,384

1 worker : 13,772

2 workers : 20,541

3-person household:

No workers : 1,416

1 worker : 5,819

2 workers : 8,840

3 workers : 2,579

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 613

1 worker : 8,848

2 workers : 10,783

3 or more workers : 4,462


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 102,169

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 10,043

In 3-person carpool : 1,587

In 4-person carpool : 817

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 281

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 90

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 8,842

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 64

Subway or elevated : 39

Railroad : 54

Ferryboat : 15

Taxicab : 28

Motorcycle : 735

Bicycle : 7,000

Walked : 8,063

Other means : 1,948

Worked at home : 17,653


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Less than 5 minutes : 4,847

5 to 9 minutes : 17,379

10 to 14 minutes : 24,885

15 to 19 minutes : 24,078

20 to 24 minutes : 21,432

25 to 29 minutes : 8,511

30 to 34 minutes : 15,872

35 to 39 minutes : 3,682

40 to 44 minutes : 4,129

45 to 59 minutes : 8,957

60 to 89 minutes : 5,738

90 or more minutes : 2,265


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Boulder County, Colorado

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 46,812  (52.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 8,642  (9.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 15,256  (17.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 214  (0.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 9,588  (10.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 34,699  (47.6%)
  • Service Occupations: 11,006  (15.1%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 23,172  (31.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 47  (0.1%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 572  (0.8%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Boulder County, Colorado

Bus Station(s)


    30th & Diagonal Highway
    BP/Amoco Gas Station
    Boulder, Colorado 80302

    623 Main St.
    Martha Martin Business Center
    Longmont, Colorado 80501

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Boulder County, Colorado

Employed: 166,643
Unemployed: 6,436



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Boulder County, Colorado

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 1.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.6%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 2.6%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 3.1%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 30.6%
  • Other: 62.1%



Water Usage In Boulder County, Colorado

Ground Water

 
Fresh 5.85 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 5.85 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 176.17 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 176.17 Mgal/d





There are 640 Farms In Boulder County, Colorado


(updated 2008)



Banks In Boulder County, Colorado

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 15 Branches


    Bank Assets: $30b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 13 Branches


    Bank Assets: $18.6b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

U.s. Bank National Association - 11 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.2b
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

Firstbank - 9 Branches


    Bank Assets: $125.1m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 129

Great Western Bank - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $65m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 165

Bank Of The West - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $484m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 603

First National Bank Of Omaha - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $82.1m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 123

Keybank National Association - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $445m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,026

Compass Bank - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $301.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 675

Guaranty Bank And Trust Company - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 50

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Boulder County, Colorado

  • Longmont Municipal


    (about 7.4 miles in Longmont, Colorado; Airport Code: LGM)

  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan


    (about 11.1 miles in Broomfield, Colorado; Airport Code: BJC)

  • Stapleton International


    (about 25.8 miles in Denver, Colorado; Airport Code: DEN)

  • Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal


    (about 28.9 miles in Fort Collins, Colorado; Airport Code: FNL)

  • Denver International


    (about 30.8 miles in Aurora, Colorado; Airport Code: DEN)

  • Buckley AFB


    (about 34.0 miles in Aurora, Colorado; Airport Code: BFK)

  • Buckley Air National Guard Base


    (about 34.0 miles in Aurora, Colorado; Airport Code: BFK)

  • Fort Collins Airpark


    (about 37.5 miles in Fort Collins, Colorado; Airport Code: FTC)

  • Centennial


    (about 38.3 miles in Centennial, Colorado; Airport Code: APA)

  • Arapahoe County


    (about 38.3 miles in Centennial, Colorado; Airport Code: APA)

  • Weld County Municipal


    (about 39.2 miles in Garden City, Colorado; Airport Code: RYE)

  • Front Range


    (about 39.4 miles in Watkins, Colorado; Airport Code: FTG)

  • Vail/Avon


    (about 70.1 miles in Vail, Colorado; Airport Code: WHR)

  • Francis E. Warren AFB Heliport


    (about 76.3 miles in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Airport Code: FEW)

  • USAF Academy Airfield


    (about 77.9 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: AFF)

  • Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field


    (about 78.5 miles in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Airport Code: CYS)

  • Lake County


    (about 83.2 miles in Leadville, Colorado; Airport Code: LXV)

  • Peterson Field


    (about 90.1 miles in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Airport Code: COS)

  • Laramie Regional


    (about 90.2 miles in Bosler, Wyoming; Airport Code: LAR)

  • General Brees Field


    (about 90.3 miles in Bosler, Wyoming; Airport Code: LAR)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Boulder County, Colorado

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

70.79%

Carpooled

10.35%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

4.81%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.00%

Subway Or Elevated

0.01%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.03%

Motorcycle

0.19%

Bicycle

2.83%

Walked

4.11%

Other Means

0.51%

Worked At Home

6.36%



(updated 2010)





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