Broomfield 79 Exceptional
Broomfield Livability #52 ranked city in Colorado#3,967 ranked city in the USARanks better than 86% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Broomfield Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Broomfield Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than Colorado
11818% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Broomfield cost of living
C+ Broomfield Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Colorado
Total crime
3,09432% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3332% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
3%Year over year crime is up
Broomfield crime
B Broomfield Employment Household income is 33% higher than Colorado
Median household income
$83,33451% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$41,69840% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%31% lower than the US average
Broomfield employment
C Broomfield Housing Home value is 24% higher than Colorado
Median home value
$328,20078% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,41749% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%6% higher than the US average
Broomfield real estate or Broomfield rentals
A Broomfield Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Colorado
High school grad. rates
93%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Broomfield K-12 schools
C+ Broomfield User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Broomfield
Overall user rating
65% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
71% 12 total surveys
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      Living in Broomfield, CO

      Broomfield is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 62,449 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Broomfield is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. Broomfield is known to be family friendly as more than 85% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 52% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Broomfield can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Broomfield and in the areas around Broomfield is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Broomfield is 77 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 87th percentile of all cities across America. Based on this score, Broomfield would be considered a very livable city! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Broomfield has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A-) and employment (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Broomfield. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Broomfield, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Broomfield: AMC Flatiron Crossing 14, 1stBank Center, and Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Broomfield gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 123 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Broomfield real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Broomfield. Median real estate prices in Broomfield come in at $328,200, which is 24% higher than the Colorado average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Broomfield, the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 7.1% lower than the Colorado average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Broomfield were 5.6%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.4%.

      Broomfield transportation information

      Average one way commute28min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.8%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.7%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home8.0%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Broomfield, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).