Broomfield, named for the “broomcorn”
that’s grown in the area, is located north
of downtown Denver. In 2001 it
became a city and county when the
City of Broomfield became its own
county—the smallest in Colorado.
Broomfield’s 2010 population was
The city grew considerably through
annexations by the late 1990s and it
started to cross into three other counties:
Adams, Jefferson and Weld. City leaders wanted to separate and an amendment making Broomfield its own county
Located in the north metro area between
Denver and Boulder along U.S.
36/Boulder Turnpike, the city and county encompasses 33. 6 square miles.
Residents can reach Denver and Boulder
in 20 minutes, and it’s less than a 40-
minute drive to Denver International
Airport. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan
Airport, the city’s local, 24-hour general
aviation airport is used by many area
The area is now a thriving high-tech center and is home to companies including:
Oracle (formerly Sun Microsystems); Ball
Aerospace; Level 3 Communications;
and the office supply chain Staples, Inc.
Housing communities are springing up to
accommodate the workers at these varied companies. Broomfield is one of
Colorado’s fastest-growing counties.
Broomfield is full of educational opportunities, too. A wealth of public and private K- 12 schools are available to residents. Nearby colleges, universities,
trade and technical schools include the
University of Colorado at Boulder and in
Denver; Metropolitan State University of
Denver; Front Range Community
College; University of Northern
Colorado in nearby Greeley; Colorado
State University in Fort Collins; University
of Denver; Regis University; University of
Phoenix; and DeVry University.
CITY & COUNTY