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Boulder Creek, California
—  CDP  —
Location in Santa Cruz County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°7′53″N 122°7′28″W / 37.13139°N 122.12444°W / 37.13139; -122.12444
Country United States
State California
County Santa Cruz
 - Total 4.2 sq mi (11 km2)
 - Land 4.2 sq mi (11 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,081
 - Density 971.7/sq mi (371/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95006
Area code(s) 831
FIPS code 06-07652
GNIS feature ID 0277478

Boulder Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. The population was 4,081 at the 2000 census.



Boulder Creek is located at 37°7′30″N 122°7′30″W / 37.125°N 122.125°W / 37.125; -122.125 (37.125, -122.125)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), all of it land.


Boulder Creek
Population by year [2]
Year Pop.
1890 489
1910 544
1950 1,497
1960 1,306
1970 1,806
1980 5,662
1990 6,725
2000 4,081

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,081 people, 1,630 households, and 1,025 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 963.3 people per square mile (371.6/km²). There were 1,829 housing units at an average density of 431.7/sq mi (166.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.25% White, 0.59% African American, 1.10% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 3.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population.

There were 1,630 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,455, and the median income for a family was $66,037. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $40,197 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,012. About 1.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Many people who reside within Santa Cruz County near Boulder Creek (including the communities of Forest Park, Forest Springs, Big Basin, Wildwood, Redwood Grove, Riverside Grove, San Lorenzo Park and Bear Creek) consider themselves to be Boulder Creek residents.

Boulder Creek is also the gateway town to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, which is California's oldest State Park, founded in 1902.

Boulder Creek at Highway 9. Note the mural on the hardware store. It depicts the train station in the 1880s.


In the state legislature Boulder Creek is located in the 11th Senate District, represented by Democrat Joe Simitian, and in the 27th Assembly District, represented by Democrat John Laird. Boulder Creek is located in California's 14th congressional district,[4] which has a Cook PVI of D +18,[5] and is represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo.


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