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Boulder is a city in Boulder County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the rocks of the Flatirons.
The latitude of Boulder is 40.015N. The longitude is -105.27W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,328 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 93,051.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Boulder demographic reports
Boulder is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
Local residents have long been active in preserving open space, beginning with Chautauqua retreats here in the late 19th century. The city adopted a no-growth policy in the 1960s, buying up a green belt around the community to block encroaching sprawl.
Popular spot for outdoor sports such as mountain biking, ballooning, rock climbing and skiing.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 214. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 4 among small cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Boulder received national attention for 1997 murder of JonBen?t Ramsey
Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "Sleeper"
· 1970s TV series, "Mork & Mindy"
· 2002 movie, "About Schmidt"
· 2006 movie, "Catch and Release"
Well-known residents have included:
· Frank Shorter, track and field athlete, Olympic medallist
· Scott Carpenter, astronaut
· Kristin Davis, actress
· Tyler Hamilton, Olympic gold medallist (cycling)
Local bands (past and present) have included Firefall
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Boulder Creek Festival - May 26-28, 2007
- Colorado Music Festival - June 23-Aug. 3, 2007
- Colorado Shakespeare Festival - June 22-Aug. 18, 2007
- Boulder County Fair - Aug. 1-11, 2007
- Boulder Adventure Film Festival - May 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Boulder web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Boulder Mountain Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder Reservoir, Chautauqua Park
Boulder attractions: Fiske Planetarium, Celestial Seasonings tours
Historic sites and museums: Boulder History Museum, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado Museum, Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art
Colleges and universities:
University of Colorado
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 138
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Ancestry & family history
18% of Boulder residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Boulder ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: A hike up the Flatirons
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Boulder was $27,262, compared with $21,587 nationally.
67% of Boulder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Boulder festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Boulder Creek Festival - M
- Boulder County Fair - A
- Colorado Music Festival - J
- Boulder Adventure Film Festival - M
- Colorado Shakespeare Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Boulder festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Boulder include Colorado Chautauqua, Downtown Boulder Historic District, Norlin Quadrangle Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Boulder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $773. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,580.
Libraries in Boulder include Boulder Public Library, Carnegie Branch for Local History, George Reynolds Branch, Meadows Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Boulder include Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCFC.
Boulder County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Boulder political report.
Boulder restaurants taking online reservations include 4580, Bacaro Ristorante, Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern, Boulder Cork, BRASSERIE TEN TEN, Flagstaff House, Frasca Food and Wine, Full Moon Grill, Kitchen, The, L'Absinthe ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Boulder workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Boulder between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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