Understanding the People

The expatriate community

Boulder boasts one of the nation's most educated workforces. Named the number one most educated city in America by Forbes magazine, Boulder has the highest percentage of college graduates in the nation. The city is also ranks among the highest in graduate and doctoral degrees per capita in the U.S.

It is a young city, with a median age of 27.7 (compared to 37.4 nationally). The county population is overwhelmingly white (88.5 percent), with Hispanics/Latinos making up 13.5 percent, Asians 4.7 percent, and African Americans less than two percent.

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