Broomfield, CO
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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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.90% 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 noticeable about Broomfield, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Broomfield is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Broomfield a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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 55.46% 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 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.