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Boulder City
Clark County, Nevada

89005, 89006

The Town that Built Hoover Dam
A World Away for a Day

Page Contents for Boulder City, Nevada

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Boulder City is approximately 15,023 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,979 (2000), 6492 (2010).
The amount of land area in Boulder City is 524.8 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Boulder City is 202.66 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.04 sq kilometers.
The distance from Boulder City to Washington DC is 2154 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 354 miles. (as the crow flies)
Boulder City is positioned 35.96 degrees north of the equator and 114.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Boulder City elevation is 2,500 feet above sea level.
Boulder City per capita income is $ 35,120 (2009).
Boulder City median income is $ 58,149 (2009).
The Boulder City median home price is $ 235,989 (2009).
Boulder City average annual rainfall is 5.4 inches per year


south and east of Las Vegas next to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. It is about 25 miles from Las Vegas. Other nearby communities include Henderson, Clark, Whitney, Paradise, Enterprise, Winchester, Sunrise Manor and Nellis Air Force Base.
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History & History Related Items

Boulder City was a planned community built by the government for the personnel in the area who were working on Hoover Dam in 1931. Incidentally, Hoover Dam was known as Boulder Dam until 1947 when it was renamed. The government built the town as a model city which they hoped the people of the country would look to as a symbol of a brighter future. Initially, those hoping to work on the dam began a tent city near the site which was known as Ragtown. Originally, the fledgling town was planned to house about 5,000 people. Business was limited at first, but gradually they were allowed. Also, at first, there were no schools provided as the government felt only single males would be living and working here. Rules were strict here in the beginning as with many company towns. Gambling and alcohol were both prohibited until 1969 when alcohol was allowed. Gambling is still one of just two towns in the state that does not permit gambling.

The government retained control of the town until 1959 when it was incorporated. The date was 4 January 1960.
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Learn more about Lake Mead, National Recreation Area in Nevada and Arizona.

Hoover Dam
Learn all about Hoover Dam at this Bureau of Reclamation website

Boulder City-Hoover Dam Museum
1305 Arizona Street
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Phone: 702-294-1988

St. Judes Ranch for Children
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: 702 294-7100
Visit the beautiful Holy Family Chapel. This Spanish-style mission overlooking beautiful Lake Mead, was built from a parachute drying tower and donated military buildings. Daily tours of the campus are available after. Visit our Gift Shop stocked with hand made craft items, angels, religious items, toys and gifts.

Boulder City Visitors Center
100 Nevada Highway
Boulder City , NV 89005
Phone: 702-293-2034

Nevada State Railroad Museum
601 Yucca Street
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Phone: 702-486-5006

Visit Boulder City - Boulder City Tourism Council
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Boulder City City Government

City of Boulder City
401 California Ave.
Boulder City, Nevada 89005

Boulder City Chamber

Boulder City Chamber of Commerce
465 Nevada Way
Boulder City , NV 89005
Phone: 702-293-2034
Toll-free: 866-297-4544

Boulder City Organizations

Boulder City Chamber of Commerce
465 Nevada Way
Boulder City , NV 89005
Phone: 702-293-2034
Toll-free: 866-297-4544

Boulder City Libraries

Boulder City Library
701 Adams Blvd.
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: 702-293-1281

Boulder City Schools

Students in the Boulder City area attend schools in the Clark County School District
5100 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-799-5000
College of Southern Nevada
Boulder City Center Extension site
700 Wyoming Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone: 702-651-4040 Boulder City


The population of Boulder City was:
1950 - 3,903
1960 - 4,059
1970 - 5,223
1980 - 9,590
1990 - 12,567
2000 - 14,966
2009 - 14,896
2010 - 15,023

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 5,390
2000 - 6,979

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 50,523
2009 - $ 58,149

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 29,770
2009 - $ 35,120

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 159,000
2009 - $ 235,989

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

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