Boulder, Colorado: America’s Most Educated City
It comes as no surprise, looking at Boulder‘s wide diversity in higher education programs. First, there’s University of Colorado Boulder: An expansive college that’s been in Boulder since 1877. Then, there’s Naropa: a liberal arts college that’s also one of America’s only buddhist universities. There’s also Boulder‘s College of Massage Therapy: where people learn the art of relaxation. Finally, there’s Escoffier: School of Culinary Arts, which is a culinary college that likely contributes to Boulder‘s incredible food scene.
But you must be wondering–just how educated is Boulder? Well, here’s some statistics, followed by some perspective:
$44,060 is the median earnings for people with bachelor degrees in Boulder. I’m unable to find a good statistic comparing this to America’s average, but if you really want a comparison, $0.00 is the median earnings for people with bachelor degrees on Mars.
13.9% is the poverty rate. As of September 2014, America has a 14.5% poverty rate.
In short, Boulder is smart. We have an incredibly diverse set of colleges, a lot of successful people with bachelor degrees, and a very comfortable median income. What more could a city ask for?