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BRIEF: Boulder one of cities that least resembles U.S., according to WalletHub

August 27, 2014

By Mitchell Byars, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.

Aug. 27--The "Boulder Bubble" is real, at least according to a survey by WalletHub that found Boulder was one of the cities that least resembled the U.S.

Boulder was ranked 365 out of 366 metro areas in an analysis by the personal finance social network of which cities most resembled the U.S. based on statistics such as racial makeup, age, gender, education and income.

The only city to rank lower on the study was McAllen, Texas.

According to the survey, Boulder least resembled the national average in terms of education, with 29.3 percent more people with a bachelor's degree or higher. The survey also showed Boulder had socio-economic and housing numbers that varied greatly from the national average.

The survey named Nashville, Tennessee, as the city most resembling the U.S., followed by Cincinnati, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Charleston, South Carolina; and Jacksonville, Florida.

After McAllen and Boulder, the survey found the metro areas that least resembled the U.S. were Altoona, Pennsylvania; Brownsville, Texas; and Yuma, Arizona.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Mitchell Byars at 303-473-1329, or


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