Boulder City, Nevada

Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder Dam Hotel, built in 1932

Boulder City, about 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas, has the distinction of being one of only 2 cities in Nevada to prohibit gambling (the other town is Panaca). Boulder City was built in 1932 by the Bureau of Reclamation to house workers who were building that construction known as Boulder Dam at the time (name later changed to Hoover Dam). The city was designed by Saco Rienk DeBoer, a landscape architect. In the beginning, all forms of gambling, membership in unions and sales of alcohol were banned inside the town's limits. The Bureau of Reclamation finally relinquished control of the town in 1958 and Boulder City became incorporated on January 4, 1960.

The Boulder City city charter still prohibits gambling. Alcohol sales were finally allowed in 1969. The city charter also only allows hotels of no more than 35 rooms and limits housing growth to 120 new single- or multi-family residental building permits per year. Boulder City has a total area of 202.6 square miles, making it the largest city by land area in Nevada, and 35th largest in the U.S.

Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder Theater, built in 1931
Fast Facts about Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City, Clark County, NV 89005, 89006
Incorporated: January 4, 1960
Elevation: 2,510'
Latitude: 35.974°N
Longitude: 114.845°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 91.9%
Hispanic: 4.3%
African-American: 0.7%
Native American: 1.7%
Other: 1.3%
Two or More Races: 1.9%
High School or Higher: 88.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 22.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.2%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 14,896
Males: 7,366
Females: 7,530
Median Resident Age: 47.0 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $64,202
Estimated Median Home Value: $328,704
Population Density: 74 People per Square Mile
2009 Cost of Living Index for Boulder City: 92.2
Major Industries:
Construction, Entertainment & Recreation, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Educational Services, Professional Services, Repair & Maintenance, Waste Management Services
Unemployed: 5.8% logo
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