Introduction to Broomfield, Colorado

Broomfield, Colorado, in Broomfield county, is 6 miles NW of Westminster, Colorado and 13 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city is in the Denver metropolitan area. Broomfield has a population of 38,272.

Broomfield History

Broomfield was officially incorporated in 1961. The community named after the broomcorn that was grown in the area. Early farmers used to cultivate grain for the Denver brewers.

Broomfield and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Louisville Historical Museum
  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Le Gault Reservoir
  • Broomfield Community Park

Things To Do In Broomfield

Broomfield provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. Among these are the Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Denver Mint and Louisville Historical Museum. There are quite a few reservoirs in the city that are worth taking a look around. The Villager Square Shopping Center and Greenway Shopping Center also provide excellent entertainment opportunities. The Butterfly Pavilion and Water World are also nearby.

Broomfield Transportation

Buckley AFB is the nearest airport.

Broomfield Higher Education

Westwood College of Aviation Technology and the Keller Graduate School of Management are the local institutes of higher learning. Other institutes nearby include Front Range Community College and Regis University.


Total Population 59,027
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 30,607
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.5%
Median Earnings25+ $50,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,547


Median Family Income $97,070
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,248
Median House Value $284,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.9%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 13.4%

Broomfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Westminster, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Broomfield
Standard Zip Codes 80020, 80021, 80234
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80038
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.92
Longitude -105.086

Broomfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Federal Heights 11,835 $40,700
Lafayette 25,812 $85,975
Louisville 19,171 $114,017
Northglenn 37,075 $62,982
Superior 12,716 $134,583
Westminster 109,296 $78,565

Broomfield Public Libraries

Broomfield/eisenhower Public Library
Broomfield, Colorado
(720) 887-2300
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