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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Broomfield is a town in Colorado with a population of 64,283. Broomfield is in Broomfield County and is one of the best places to live in Colorado. Living in Broomfield offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Broomfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Broomfield and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Broomfield are highly rated.
About Broomfield...
Population
64,283

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$356,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,490
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Broomfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    10.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,054.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Broomfield

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$85,639
National
$55,322
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Broomfield is actually a neat town about 30 minutes north of Denver. I have lived here for 12 years now and have had some of the best experiences within the town. Although construction seems to be a consistent struggle, there is a lot of open space and parks to explore and hang around. I am grateful to have been able to grow up in such a family-friendly town. I attend a great public school within Broomfield and have met so many amazing people that I now call my best friends. Coincidentally, they all live in the Broomfield area too! As I mentioned before, I am glad to have been able to grow up in Broomfield and I hope that it will continue to be a family-friendly, inviting, enjoyable place.
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This town is a bedroom community of Denver with mostly strip malls, chain restaurants, and a mall. The housing is appalling for what you get for the money. Even the more expensive homes often lack quality or character with carpeted bathrooms, skimpy moldings, and oak cabinetry. The yards often are communal backing right up to other homes to the side and behind it. There are also minimal trees in this town and this adds to the generic look to the place.
Creative types may find this environment oppressive. I've not met many creative or artistic types here at all but people who eat, sleep, and breathe sports. My time is thankfully up in this town as it is not a good fit for me at all, and I am glad to be gone!
Broomfield is a quiet, suburban place to live. It has a variety of parks and open spaces and would be a great fit for a family. However, for young adults, it is less than ideal. It has very little public transit and absolutely nothing to do, except going to the gym or the grocery store. Nevertheless, it's close to both Boulder and Denver AND the mountains, so activities are not too far away!