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Boulder Colorado Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Boulder Colorado metro area was $74,615 in 2016, the latest figures available. Boulder median household income is $8,930 higher than the median Colorado household income and $16,998 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Boulder median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Boulder are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Boulder Colorado

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Colorado $65,685 +1.50% +8.37%
Boulder $74,615 +2.33% +1.13%

Trends in Boulder, CO Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $74,615, the median household income for Boulder was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Household Income: Boulder, Colorado, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Boulder

Date US Colorado Boulder
2016 $57,617 $65,685 $74,615
2015 $56,480 $64,716 $72,919
2014 $54,398 $62,150 $72,528
2013 $53,838 $60,611 $73,781
2012 $53,701 $59,340 $70,027
2011 $53,879 $59,091 $73,227
2010 $55,093 $59,496 $68,097
2009 $56,180 $62,007 $70,957
2008 $58,000 $63,534 $74,091
2007 $58,736 $63,913 $73,225
2006 $57,677 $61,919 $73,505
2005 $56,832 $62,252 $70,670

Boulder Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Boulder was $106,908 in 2016. Compared to the median Colorado family income, Boulder median family income is $26,147 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Boulder will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Boulder Colorado

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Colorado $80,761 +1.75% +8.79%
Boulder $106,908 +2.46% +12.33%

Trends in Boulder, CO Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $106,908, the median family income for Boulder was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Median Family Income: Boulder, Colorado, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Boulder

Date US Colorado Boulder
2016 $71,062 $80,761 $106,908
2015 $69,122 $79,374 $104,339
2014 $66,820 $76,446 $96,498
2013 $65,977 $74,233 $95,171
2012 $65,363 $74,307 $98,761
2011 $65,564 $73,731 $99,237
2010 $66,721 $74,637 $94,832
2009 $68,329 $77,123 $95,759
2008 $70,638 $78,216 $99,397
2007 $70,813 $78,127 $98,546
2006 $69,670 $76,917 $96,284
2005 $68,618 $76,776 $95,575

Boulder Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Boulder was $41,258 in 2016. Compared to the median Colorado per capita income, Boulder median per capita income is $6,716 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Boulder will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Boulder Colorado

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Colorado $34,542 +1.63% +6.69%
Boulder $41,258 -0.65% +3.90%

Trends in Boulder, CO Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Boulder is $41,258. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $43,088 and is now $1,830 (4.25%) lower. From a post peak low of $38,907 in 2011, real per capita income for Boulder has now grown by $2,351 (6.04%).

Real Per Capita Income: Boulder, Colorado, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Boulder

Date US Colorado Boulder
2016 $31,128 $34,542 $41,258
2015 $30,358 $33,987 $41,530
2014 $29,288 $32,804 $39,300
2013 $29,041 $32,376 $39,710
2012 $28,558 $31,705 $39,320
2011 $28,494 $31,797 $38,907
2010 $28,687 $31,619 $39,617
2009 $29,542 $32,458 $39,771
2008 $30,755 $33,968 $43,088
2007 $30,894 $33,724 $41,761
2006 $30,078 $33,034 $40,570
2005 $30,768 $33,283 $41,978