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Boulder, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Boulder had a population of 1,209 as of July 1, 2019. Boulder ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boulder is located at latitude 46.2366 and longitude -112.1208 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boulder encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,908 feet.

The City of Boulder (GNIS ID: 2411712) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Boulder is located within Boulder Division of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boulder: Boulder Valley.

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Boulder, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Boulder, MT Housing Affordability Index is 155
State of Montana Housing Affordability Index is 110
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Boulder, MT Wealth Index is 39
State of Montana Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,209 (100%)
Population in Households 1,097 (90.7%)
Population in Families 825 (68.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 112 ( 9.3%)
Population Density 1,075
Diversity Index2 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,973
Average Household Income $49,414
Per Capita Income $20,703
Wealth Index4 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $138,000
Housing Affordability Index3 155
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 530
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.26%
Households 0.33% 0.3%
Families 0.29% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Boulder, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boulder to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 79th
Population Density # 69 81st
Diversity Index # 87 76th
Median Household Income # 307 16th
Per Capita Income # 312 15th

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