Broomfield, CO
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Broomfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 65,065 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.

Broomfield is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Broomfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Broomfield who work in management occupations (14.72%), office and administrative support (12.20%), and sales jobs (11.96%).

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: 7.59% 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Broomfield. 51.87% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Broomfield in 2010 was $40,135, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,540 for a family of four. However, Broomfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 11.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Broomfield include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Broomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.