Broomfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 70,465 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Broomfield is the 16th largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Broomfield was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Broomfield economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Broomfield, where the median household income is $96,416.00.
Housing costs in Broomfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.
Broomfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Broomfield is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Broomfield who work in management occupations (16.37%), sales jobs (10.67%), and office and administrative support (9.75%).
Also of interest is that Broomfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Broomfield is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Broomfield a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Broomfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Broomfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Broomfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Broomfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Broomfield in 2018 was $50,863, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $203,452 for a family of four.
Broomfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Broomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Broomfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Broomfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Broomfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Broomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.