Housing Areas


According to a study conducted by the Boulder Economic Council in 2012, the vast majority (83 percent) of individuals who are employed in Boulder (excluding self-employed) live within a 20 to 30 minute drive or approximate 20-mile radius of the city. Two-thirds live within Boulder County, including 33.8 percent who live in the city of Boulder.

The city of Boulder has a lower percentage of owner-occupied units than average, reflecting the demand for rental housing among university students. Just under 47 percent of the housing units in the city are owner-occupied, compared to 61.3% of housing units in Boulder County, 64 percent of housing units in Colorado and the national rate of 63.9 percent.


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