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Boulder County, Colorado

80301-80310, 80314, 80321-80323, 80328, 80329

Page Contents for Boulder, Colorado

Statistics & Facts



History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Boulder is approximately 100,160 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 36,270 (1990), 41302 (2010).
The amount of land area in Boulder is 63.1 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Boulder is 24.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boulder to Washington DC is 1551 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Boulder is positioned 40.02 degrees north of the equator and 105.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Boulder elevation is 5,430 feet above sea level.
Boulder per capita income is $ 39,659 (2008).
Boulder median income is $ 57,231 (2008).
The Boulder median home price is $ 530,100 (2008).


twenty-five miles northwest of Denver. Other nearby communities include Gunbarrel, Eldorado Springs, Louisville, Niwot, Superior, Lafayette, Gold Hill and Bald Mountain.

Find all kinds of local maps on this map page for the Boulder area.
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Boulder is located where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains. One of the major landmarks of the area are the slabs of sedimentary stone tilted up on the foothills called the Flatirons.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Boulder. Try this climate page for Boulder.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Boulder, Colorado. Try this Timeline history page for Boulder. Find historical documents and photos at this site.

Though first a home to Native American Indians, the Boulder area began to be populated on October 17, 1858 when prospectors came seeking their fortunes at Red Rocks near the entrance to Boulder Canyon. The town was officially founded on February 10, 1859 as the Boulder City Town Company.
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The settling of Boulder

October 17, 1858

The founding of Boulder

February 10, 1859

The incorporation of Boulder

November, 1871


For information about Boulder, go to this page about Boulder

Annual Bolder Boulder 10K race and Creek Festival - Memorial Day weekend

Colorado Music Festival

The Boulder Bach Festival
Phone: 303-776-9666

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival each summer

The Boulder County Farmer's Market and MORE!

Dennis Small Heritage Center
University Of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: 303-735-1078

Fiske Planetarium

Check out Boulder newspapers online, as well as civic and cultural resources.

Collage Children's Museum has closed, but try visiting the WOW Chirdrens Museum in nearby Lafayette.
110 North Harrison Ave.
Lafayette, CO 80026
Phone: 303-604-2424

Museums in the Boulder area.

University Of Colorado Natural History Museum
15th St & Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-492-6892

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NCAR Mesa Laboratory & Visitor Center
1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO
Phone: 303-497-1174
Free Admission - please call ahead for hours of operation

Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303-449-3464
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Boulder City Government

The Official City of Boulder website.

Boulder city government
Address: Municipal Building
1777 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302-6220
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 791
Boulder, CO 80306
Phone Number: (303) 441-3090
City Clerk: (303) 441-3042
Fax Number: (303) 441-4478


The Official Boulder County home page

Boulder Chamber

Junior Chamber Of Commerce
Boulder JayCees
2275 30th St
Boulder, CO 80301-1120
Phone: 303-465-5710

Chamber Of Commerce, Boulder, Colorado
2440 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302-4632
Phone: 303-442-1044

Boulder Community Events

Annual Event every December
Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Place: Boulder Elks Lodge (2975 28th St.)
Sponsored by: Flatirons Mineral Club
Shop for unique gifts and stocking-stuffers from gem, rock, mineral, jewelry, and lapidary equipment dealers. See exhibits, demonstrations, and speakers. Take classes. Special kids' activities include scavenger hunt and gold panning. Admission is $ 2 (age 14 and up), 13 and under free with paid adult. Sponsored by The Flatirons Mineral Club, a Boulder-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing and maintaining interest in all aspects of earth science and associated hobbies. For more information see the club's website

Boulder Organizations

Junior Chamber Of Commerce
Boulder JayCees
2275 30th St
Boulder, CO 80301-1120
Phone: 303-465-5710

Chamber Of Commerce, Boulder, Colorado
2440 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302-4632
Phone: 303-442-1044

Boulder Libraries

Boulder Public Library
1000 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302-5120
Phone: 303-441-3100

Naropa Institute Library
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-6602
Phone: 303-546-3507

University Of Colorado Library
PO Box 184
Boulder, CO 80309-0184
Phone: 303-492-7511

Boulder Schools

Boulder High School
1604 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302-6312
Phone: 303-442-2430

Boulder Public School
5505 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303-1334
Phone: 303-442-8850

Boulder Valley School District for the Boulder Colorado area
6500 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80303-1407
Phone: 303-447-5110

Mountain Shadows Montessori School
4154 N. 63rd Street
Boulder, CO
Phone: 303-530-5353
Montessori School for Children 3-12
Children learn by discovery and with a sense of joy and wonder. By nurturing the intrinsic desire in every child to explore his or her world, the Montessori Method establishes early on a strong foundation for a lifetime love of learning.

At Mountain Shadows, we have created a beautifully rich environment in which to foster the natural ability for each child to learn and grow. By respecting the child and honoring his or her unique qualities, we use the proven child-centered education principles pioneered by Dr. Maria Montessori over 90 years ago. The results are academic excellence, a passion for learning, and the excited and eager faces of children as they go to school each day.

Mountain Shadows is located in the Boulder/Gunbarrel area on 63rd Street. We offer programs year-round for children ages 3 to 12, including a summer camp program during June, July and August. For more information please visit our website or call us at (303) 530-5353

Schools in Boulder County
Explore Boulder area schools and educational resources, from preschools to post-graduate and continuing education programs.


University of Colorado at Boulder
914 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80302-7046
General campus directory information: (303) 492-1411 Boulder


The population of Boulder was:
1870 - 343
1880 - 3,069
1890 - 3,330
1900 - 6,150
1910 - 9,539
1920 - 11,066
1940 - 12,958
1950 - 19,999
1960 - 37,718
1970 - 66,870
1980 - 76,685
1990 - 83,312
2000 - 94,673
2008 - 94,268
2010 - 100,160

Population Density:
2010 - 3,884.1 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 36,270
2000 - 40,726

Median age:
2000 - 29.0 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 44,748
2007 - $ 50,209
2008 - $ 57,231

Per Capita Income:
2007 - $ 31,539
2008 - $ 39,659

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 272,200
2008 - $ 530,100

Boulder is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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