Boulder Creek, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boulder Creek, California - Basic Facts

The Boulder Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 5,054 as of July 1, 2016. Boulder Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boulder Creek is located at latitude 37.1341 and longitude -122.1272 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Boulder Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Boulder Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407892) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Boulder Creek Census Designated Place is located within San Lorenzo Valley CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boulder Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Boulder Creek: Boulder, Lorenzo.

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Boulder Creek, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,054
Population in Households 5,054
Population in Familes 3,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 673
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 2,155
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,527 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 628 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $517,381
Average Home Value $558,432


Median Household Income $80,843
Average Household Income $104,048
Per Capita Income $44,024
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.67%
Households 0.23% 0.61%
Families 0.45% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Boulder Creek, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boulder Creek to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 643 58th
Population Density1 # 860 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1285 15th
Median Household Income # 299 80th
Per Capita Income # 267 82nd

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