Broomfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 69,267 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Broomfield is the 16th largest community in Colorado. Broomfield has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Broomfield, where the median household income is $89,624.00.
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 87.40% 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 (15.50%), sales jobs (11.21%), and office and administrative support (10.58%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.90% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Another interesting thing about Broomfield, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
If knowledge is power, Broomfield is a pretty powerful place. 55.46% 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 $47,016, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,064 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 12.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Broomfield include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Broomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.