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Overview

Introduction to Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder City, Nevada, in Clark county, is 9 miles SE of Henderson, Nevada (center to center) and 21 miles SE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is located inside the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Boulder City History

Boulder City was established by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1932, to house people working on the construction of the Hoover Dam. The dam, then known as Boulder Dam, was designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, who was a landscape architect. The Bureau relinquished control of the city in 1958, and on January 4th, 1960, the city was officially incorporated. A pharmacist, Robert N. Broadbent, was elected as the first mayor. Boulder City was the second city in Nevada to make gambling illegal. It was named after the Boulder Canyon.

Boulder City and Nearby Attractions

  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Hoover Dam
  • Wet 'n Wild
  • Las Vegas Zoo
  • Alan Bible Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Boulder City

Popular destinations include Boulder City Historic District, Bootleg Canyon and Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and Boulder City Municipal Golf Course. Local festivals include the Fine Arts Festival celebrated in April, the Dam Short Film Festival in February, and Art in the Park in October. Popular museums include the Lied Discovery Children's Museum, the Searchlight Historical Museum, and the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

Boulder City Transportation

The closest major international airport is McCarran International Airport.

Boulder City Higher Education

The closest colleges to Boulder City are the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Mohave Community College, and Southern Utah University.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,373
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens27.8%
Employed Population 16+5,995
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,184
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,183
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$938
Median House Value$223,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish15%
English14.5%
Italian7.4%
Scottish3.3%
Norwegian2.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Swedish1.8%
Polish1.8%
Danishn1%
Welsh1%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Russian0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Basque0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Boulder City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes89005
P.O. Box Zip Codes89006
Phone Area Codes702
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude35.99
Approximate Longitude-114.81

Boulder City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOULDER CITY
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 53 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp77 to 99 F
Oct Temp58 to 78 F
Annual Precip6.3 inches
StationWILLOW BEACH
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp39 to 64 F
Apr Temp56 to 86 F
Jul Temp79 to 113 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip5.6 inches
StationTEMPLE BAR
Distance28.1 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 82 F
Jul Temp80 to 108 F
Oct Temp57 to 84 F
Annual Precip4.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Henderson277,872$76,259
Las Vegas613,295$60,078
North Las Vegas230,436$57,426

Boulder City Public Libraries

Boulder City Library District
701 ADAMS BOULEVARD
Boulder City, Nevada
(702) 293-1281

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Boulder City Hospitals

Boulder City Hospital
(Non-profit)
901 Adams Boulevard
(702) 293-4111

Boulder City Public Schools

Andrew Mitchell Elementary School
900 Ave. B
ZIP: 89005
(702) 799-8280
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Boulder City High School
1101 Fifth St.
ZIP: 89005
(702) 799-8200
High
Total Enrollment 618
Elton M Garrett Junior High School
1200 Ave. G
ZIP: 89005
(702) 799-8290
Middle
Total Enrollment 470
Martha P King Elementary School
888 Adams Blvd
ZIP: 89005
(702) 799-8260
Primary
Total Enrollment 427

Boulder City Private Schools

Grace Christian Academy
1150 Wyoming St
ZIP: 89005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
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