Boulder Creek, California Population 2022

5,531
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Boulder Creek is a city located in Santa Cruz County California. With a 2020 population of 5,531, it is the 613th largest city in California and the 6181st largest city in the United States. Boulder Creek is currently growing at a rate of 0.93% annually and its population has increased by 1.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,429 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Boulder Creek has a population density of 736 people per square mile.

The average household income in Boulder Creek is $112,333 with a poverty rate of 5.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,496 per month, and the median house value is $607,600. The median age in Boulder Creek is 47.5 years, 48.2 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Boulder Creek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Boulder Creekwas:

  • White: 91.65%
  • Two or more races: 3.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.58%
  • Native American: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.92%
  • Asian: 0.40%
The current population of Boulder Creek, California is 5,531 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,429.

Boulder Creek, California Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,86291.65%
Black or African American571.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native641.21%
Asian210.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander841.58%
Some Other Race490.92%
Two or More Races1683.17%
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Boulder Creek Population by Race

Boulder Creek Population Pyramid 2022

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Boulder Creek Median Age

48.2


Total

45.5


Male

48.7


Female

Boulder Creek Adults

There are 4,457 adults, (1,103 of whom are seniors) in Boulder Creek.

Boulder Creek Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Boulder Creek Sex Ratio

Female

2,415

45.52%

Male

2,890

54.48%

Boulder Creek Population by Age

Boulder Creek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Boulder Creek Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male94.3%5.7%
Married90.6%9.4%
All81%19%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
Female59.4%40.6%

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Boulder Creek Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0992.5381
Married1,0423.0990.6
Male2283.1594.3
Female1333.2959.4
Non Family6961.3366.5

2.9

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Boulder Creek Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%
9th to 12th Grade832.06%
High School Graduate59314.71%
Some College1,37134.02%
Associates Degree3899.65%
Bachelors Degree1,04625.96%
Graduate Degree54813.60%
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Boulder Creek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boulder Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic278263199
Other Race331818
Native American646426
White3,4963,4401,314
Black574514
2+ Races10410423
Asian1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 71.58%.

Boulder Creek Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$68,287$81,031$46,807
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$63,750$75,950$
Some College$51,826$64,563$37,445
Bachelors Degree$79,435$91,215$54,338
Graduate Degree$76,048$121,442$74,224

$68,287

Average Earnings

$81,031

Average Male

$46,807

Average Female

Boulder Creek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boulder Creek Language by Age

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Boulder Creek Language

92.47% of Boulder Creek residents speak only English, while 7.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Boulder Creek Language

Boulder Creek Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black574578.95%
Asian21838.10%
White4,3122345.43%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic527142.66%
Multiple16842.38%

5.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.64%

Male Poverty Rate

6.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boulder Creek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boulder Creek is Black, with 78.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boulder Creek is Multiple, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.50%.

Boulder Creek Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.99%
High School10.46%
Some College4.72%
Bachelors or Greater5.96%

Boulder Creek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.14%
Male Unemployed14.84%
Female Employed3.70%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Boulder Creek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boulder Creek Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,576$117,879
Families$117,292$125,601
Married Families$142,841-
Non Families$51,277$89,827
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Income by Household Type

Boulder Creek Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Boulder Creek Married by Age and Sex

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Boulder Creek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Boulder Creek Marital Status by Race

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Boulder Creek Marital Status

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361

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War24
First Gulf War36
Vietnam249
Korea
World War II19

Boulder Creek Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3424
35 to 5436
55 to 6410
65 to 74177
75+114

Boulder Creek Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3498.53%
Black1221.05%

Boulder Creek Veterans by Race

Boulder Creek Veterans by Education

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9.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boulder Creek Veterans by Education

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63.2%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

11.5%

Unemployment Rate

Boulder Creek Employment by Age

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Boulder Creek Employment by Race

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Boulder Creek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.09%

Born in Boulder Creek

95.76%

Native Born

4.24%

Foreign Born

2.83%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.76% of Boulder Creek residents were born in the United States, with 66.09% having been born in California. 2.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Boulder Creek Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20104,9230.00%
20114,974511.04%
20125,025511.03%
20135,076511.01%
20145,127511.00%
20155,178510.99%
20165,229510.98%
20175,280510.98%
20185,331510.97%
20195,382510.96%
20205,429470.87%
20215,480510.94%
20225,531510.93%

Boulder Creek Population by Year