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Broomfield, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Broomfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Broomfield County at latitude 39.9533 and longitude -105.052. Broomfield County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,390 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Broomfield, but most people and references simply refer to it as Broomfield, Colorado.

The P1 Census Class Code for Broomfield indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Broomfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.55 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Broomfield: Broomfield Heights, City of Broomfield, Zangs Spur.

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Broomfield, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 60,336
Population in Households 60,054
Population in Familes 49,900
Population in Group Qrtrs 282
Population Density1 1,827
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 23,391
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 16,118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,197 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,194 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,334 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $323,385
Average Home Value $365,700


Median Household Income $84,318
Average Household Income $104,629
Per Capita Income $40,644
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.82% 1.93%
Households 2.1% 2.12%
Families 1.98% 2.05%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Broomfield, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Broomfield to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 97th
Population Density1 # 84 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 163 65th
Median Household Income # 71 85th
Per Capita Income # 87 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.