The mountain communities in Boulder County have always had unique characteristics. But one thing they have in common is a greater concentration of older adults than the municipalities. Residents of these communities also struggle with isolation, access to fewer services, and transportation needs, which can all be barriers to aging well. One other feature shared by most mountain communities is a tight-knit sense of self, where informal systems are often used to keep residents thriving.
This information reflects Census data gathered from the following mountain communities: