I read an interesting article today in Boulder Magazine, and it was talking about the ways in which Boulder has changed over the last few decades. I found the following statistics to be interesting:
1. Now, in 2007, there are 44,000 protected acres of land in Boulder's Open Space. (144 miles are maintained by the Open Space Mountain Parks.)
2. The median age in Boulder is currently estimated at 31.5.
3. In the year 2000, the median family income in Boulder was $70,257. They didn't have the numbers available for 2007...
4. The median price for a single family home in Boulder, in 2007, is $540,000.
5. If you make $41,700 / year or less, that is considered to be "low income" in Boulder.
6. In 2005, over 70% of Boulder citizens hold a Bachelor degree or higher. Again, they didn't have the numbers available for 2007...
They also mentioned the percentage of Hispanics living here in Boulder (8.2% in 2000). I am very curious as to why they did not mention the percentage of any other "non-white" group living in Boulder. Could this be because the numbers are so low? Because Boulder is so prominently white, and non-diversified? This, I will say, is the only thing I don't like about Boulder... lack of racial diversity.
I still LOVE it here, and hope to always call it home.
Once in a while I see / read the most simple of things, and it helps me through.