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(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 46,844

Renter-occupied housing units : 9,932

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,657

Renter-occupied housing units : 2,367

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 4,999

Renter-occupied housing units : 4,595

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 21,895

Renter-occupied housing units : 27,905


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 5,464

Householder 35 to 44 years : 13,237

Householder 45 to 54 years : 16,125

Householder 55 to 59 years : 7,662

Householder 60 to 64 years : 6,284

Householder 65 to 74 years : 5,155

Householder 75 years and over : 1,579

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 870

Householder 35 to 44 years : 1,885

Householder 45 to 54 years : 3,057

Householder 55 to 59 years : 2,717

Householder 60 to 64 years : 2,083

Householder 65 to 74 years : 5,258

Householder 75 years and over : 5,019


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Less than 10.0 percent : 1,222

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 3,215

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 5,034

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 4,534

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 4,054

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 3,246

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 2,815

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 3,609

50.0 percent or more : 14,809

Not computed : 2,261


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Boulder County, Colorado)

Built 2010 or later : $459,700

Built 2000 to 2009 : $363,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $392,700

Built 1980 to 1989 : $290,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $289,900

Built 1960 to 1969 : $407,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $375,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $338,600

Built 1939 or earlier : $386,500


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Boulder County, Colorado: 57.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Colorado: 63.9%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Boulder County, Colorado

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 1,872 1,872 $256,106,552
  Two Family 7 14 $1,241,904
  Three and Four Family 21 82 $6,476,628
  Five or More Family 29 323 $19,284,505
  Total

1,929 2,291 $283,109,589
2000        
  Single Family 2,027 2,027 $276,076,468
  Two Family 17 34 $2,445,301
  Three and Four Family 18 65 $4,909,307
  Five or More Family 8 143 $8,633,105
  Total

2,070 2,269 $292,064,181
2001        
  Single Family 1,375 1,375 $213,745,378
  Two Family 6 12 $1,065,125
  Three and Four Family 7 25 $2,313,955
  Five or More Family 61 809 $46,743,803
  Total

1,449 2,221 $263,868,261
2002        
  Single Family 1,352 1,352 $230,567,197
  Two Family 3 6 $557,936
  Three and Four Family 7 24 $2,589,304
  Five or More Family 20 335 $27,911,083
  Total

1,382 1,717 $261,625,520
2003        
  Single Family 1,156 1,156 $197,962,567
  Two Family 4 8 $753,861
  Three and Four Family 7 27 $2,550,551
  Five or More Family 19 236 $23,510,387
  Total

1,186 1,427 $224,777,366
2004        
  Single Family 1,125 1,125 $235,699,500
  Two Family 11 22 $2,467,996
  Three and Four Family 2 6 $539,199
  Five or More Family 17 219 $17,881,024
  Total

1,155 1,372 $256,587,719
2005        
  Single Family 730 730 $181,621,423
  Two Family 4 8 $870,568
  Three and Four Family 33 114 $11,009,473
  Five or More Family 10 96 $12,279,042
  Total

777 948 $205,780,506
2006        
  Single Family 398 398 $136,680,429
  Two Family 11 22 $2,621,430
  Three and Four Family 7 22 $2,168,767
  Five or More Family 14 125 $11,052,433
  Total

430 567 $152,523,059


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Boulder County, CO): $55,861
Median Household Income In 2000 (Colorado): $47,203


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Boulder County): $231,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colorado): $160,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Boulder County, Colorado

Utility Gas: 78.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 3.3%
Electricity: 16.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.2%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.7%
Solar Energy: 0.2%
Other Fuel: 0.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.2%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Boulder County, Colorado

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 5.65%
  • Juvenile facilities : 0.39%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 12.98%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.41%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 72.97%
  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 7.59%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Boulder County): $825
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colorado): $671
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Boulder County): $1185


(updated 2010)



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