Boulder Utah - a town in Garfield County, USA


Boulder Utah is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, 27 miles (44 km) northeast of Escalante on Utah Scenic Byway 12 at its intersection with the Burr Trail. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 226, a modest increase over the 2000 figure of 180.

Boulder, quite isolated until the Civilian Conservation Corps built a road from Escalante, did not get electric power until 1947. The town marks the western terminus of Burr Trail, a mostly paved road that runs eastward through spectacular red rock country to the Waterpocket Fold in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Boulder is the home of Anasazi Indian State Park.

Boulder is located near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.9 square miles (54.2 km²), none of which is covered with water. Boulder also has many sandstone formations, such as small mountains and slopes.

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boulder has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 11.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $31,429. Males had a median income of $20,750 versus $12,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $9,583. About 15.2% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.3% of those sixty five or over.


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