Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals can be an important consideration in determining the right senior community. In total, there is one hospital located in Boulder which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Boulder include Foothills Hospital.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which location is best for your loved one. The cost of living index for Boulder is 186.9 based on the national average of 100, where anything above 100 is more costly than said average. Boulder has a grocery index of around 95.5.Boulder has a sales tax of 2.90%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather and climate can be a significant influence in deciding which city is right for your loved one. The average air quality index rating in Boulder is about 54.1. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index rating reaches its max in December at around 89.2. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Boulder gets approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically occurs in November with an average of 3 inches during the month. Boulder experiences on average 71.10 inches of snow per year. In the summertime, the temperature in Boulder is approximately 73F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 54F in the month of June. The summer high temperature is at around 92F in the month of July. During wintertime, the average temp in Boulder drops to about 33F. The peak winter temperature is about 50F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to approximately 17 F during the month of December. Boulder has a cold semi-arid type of climate. On average, Boulder has a humidity rating of 36%. The average humidity levels peak during the month of December at about 52%.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Boulder has 2.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 28.3 property crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 47.9% are female and 52.1% are male. In Boulder, 19.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.5% are over the age of 60, 3.9% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Boulder is 29 years old. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Boulder, out of the total population 0.8% practice Judaism, 0.7% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boulder 20.7% practice Catholicism, 7.1% practice another Christian faith, and 3.1% are Lutherans. In Boulder, 57.9% are nonbelievers. Demographically, Boulder is 9.3% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% other or not specified, 87.9% white, 5.3% Asian, 1.1% black, 3.5% mixed race, and 0.3% Native American. In the previous presidential election, 70.3% voted Democrat, 7.7% voted for a third party candidate, and 22.0% voted Republican in Boulder county. Out of the total population of Boulder, 2.7% consider themselves widows, 21.6% live in poverty, 6.8% have some form of disability, and 66.6% participate in the labor force. Boulder has a population density of 1,573 people per square mile. The current population of Boulder is shrinking at a rate of -0.005%. Of the population of Boulder 73.8% have a college degree, 7.1% have a high-school diploma, and 39.0% have a graduate degree. In Boulder, 3.7% of the people are veterans. Boulder is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of Colorado
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Colorado citizen is ranked 10th nation-wide. Additionally, Colorado is ranked 12th by healthcare standards. Based on natural beauty, Colorado ranks 31st in the nation. The state of Colorado has a cost of living index of 105.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 102.5 and a housing index rating of 119.0. In total, Colorado has 92 general hospitals and 162 health centers that provide care for 5,776,356 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Poudre Valley Hospital, Mercy Regional Medical Center, and Centura Health-Penrose St. Francis Health Services.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 30% of Colorado residents attend religious services among the 4,188 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-26%, Mainline Protestant-15%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Colorado there are 148 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 37, and 27% of the population is over the age of 55.The state of Colorado ranks 18th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 43% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 54%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 79% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of April at around 4.53 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Colorado is around 1.32 inches. On average, Colorado has an air quality index rating of around 44.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.9 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 66F.The average high summer temperature is around 96F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 31F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 26F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -8F in the month of January. While residents of Colorado mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Colorado can include earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Colorado
The state of Colorado has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of berry shrubs, lilies, lichens, and shrubs. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the kokanee, the antelope, or the bullhead deer. The state animal of Colorado is the the rocky mountain bighorn sheep.