Basic Facts About Broomfield
Once existing in four separate counties, Broomfield became its own county in 2001. As of 2019, the city had an estimated population of approximately 70,500, based on U.S. Census Bureau figures.
About 97 percent of Broomfield's adult residents graduated from high school, while nearly 56 percent have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree. For the period 2014-2018, the median household income in Broomfield was $89,624 per year. Median gross rent from that same period was $1,583.
Education in Broomfield
While there are no nonprofit postsecondary schools in Broomfield, residents aspiring to a 4-year, professional or graduate degree have the option of attending several nearby major research universities. These include the University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Denver, both of which were nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2020, and Metropolitan State University of Denver, which was regionally ranked by the publication.
Economy and Employment
Broomfield's major economic advantage is that it is very close to Denver and Boulder, two thriving employment centers. The major industries in the area of Denver-Aurora-Bloomfield, with regard to employment numbers, are trade, transportation, and utilities; professional and business services; and government. Companies headquartered in Broomfield include Ball Corporation, MWH Global, Vail Resorts and Webroot, along with innovative food company WhiteWave Foods and snack food franchiser Mrs. Fields.