Broomfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 68,341 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Broomfield is the 16th largest community in Colorado.
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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Broomfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Broomfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Broomfield is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Broomfield who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).
A relatively large number of people in Broomfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.25% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
If knowledge is power, Broomfield is a pretty powerful place. 53.44% of the adults in Broomfield have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Broomfield in 2010 was $43,736, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,944 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 12.07% 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.