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 86.89% 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 (13.83%), office and administrative support (13.05%), and sales jobs (13.00%).

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: 7.86% 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.

Because of many things, Broomfield is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Broomfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Broomfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Broomfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Broomfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Broomfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Broomfield ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Broomfield, 49.49% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Broomfield in 2010 was $38,706, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,824 for a family of four. However, Broomfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Broomfield is a somewhat 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 11.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Broomfield include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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