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Boulder: Introduction
Boulder: Geography and Climate
Boulder: History
Boulder: Population Profile
Boulder: Municipal Government
Boulder: Economy
Boulder: Education and Research
Boulder: Health Care
Boulder: Recreation
Boulder: Convention Facilities
Boulder: Transportation
Boulder: Communications

The City in Brief

Founded: 1859 (incorporated 1871)

Head Officials: Mayor Mark Ruzzin (since 2001); City Manager Frank Bruno (since 2003)

City Population

1980: 76,685

1990: 85,127

2000: 94,673

2003 estimate: 93,051

Percent change, 19902000: 11.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 250th

U.S. rank in 1990: 257th

U.S. rank in 2000: 283th (State rank: 9th)

Metropolitan Area Population (PMSA)

1980: 189,625

1990: 225,339

2000: 291,288

Percent change, 19902000: 29.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 21st (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 22nd (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 19th (CMSA)

Area: 25.37 square miles (2002)

Elevation: 5,340 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 51.8° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 102.13 inches total (83.1 inches of snow)

Major Economic Sectors: Services, trade, manufacturing, government

Unemployment Rate: 4.8% (January 2005)

Per Capita Income: $27,262 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 3,743

Major Colleges and Universities: University of Colorado at Boulder, Naropa University, Front Range Community College

Daily Newspaper: Daily Camera


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boul·der / ˈbōldər/ (also bowl·der) • n. a large rock, typically one that has been worn smooth by erosion.DERIVATIVES: boul·der·y adj.


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boulder XIII. First as bulder ston, of Scand. orig.; Cf. Sw. dial. bullersten, buldurstajn; perh. orig. a stone that causes a rumbling noise in water (Cf. Sw. buller sb., bullra vb. rumble).


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boulder See PARTICLE SIZE.

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