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Welcome to Broomfield ...

The city of Broomfield is primarily located in Broomfield County<1> and is the County Seat for Broomfield County. A portion of Broomfield extends into Adams County.

The location of Broomfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Broomfield has a population of 70,617 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Broomfield, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated June 6, 1961.

Broomfield is 5,340 feet [1,628 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Broomfield is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Broomfield lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Broomfield: (303) and (720)<5>

The ZIP codes for Broomfield: 80020-80021, 80023, 80038<6>

Websites for Broomfield ...

Official Website:   www.broomfield.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.broomfieldchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Broomfield had an population of 70,617 people. This is an increase of 26.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 84.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Broomfield had a population of 55,889 people (which is 100% of the total population of Broomfield County). This makes Broomfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Broomfield represents 1.11% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55,889 people, the population of Broomfield increased 46.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 38,272 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Broomfield.

Communities Also Named Broomfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Broomfield - they are located in Arkansas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Broomfield.

Communities near Broomfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Broomfield.

  • Denver [Denver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
    • Denver [Denver County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Broomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 735,538 people
    • Former names for Denver:
    • Auraina
    • Denver City
    • Montana City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<8>
  • Aurora [Arapahoe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Arapahoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southeast of Broomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 387,377 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<8>
  • Lakewood [Jefferson County]
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    • Lakewood [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Broomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<8>
  • Thornton [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Broomfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,113 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thornton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arvada [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arvada
      • Arvada [Jefferson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the south of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121,936 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arvada<8>
    • Westminster [Adams County]
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      • Westminster [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster<8>
    • Boulder [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Boulder County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107,645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<8>
    • Longmont [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmont
      • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<8>
    • Commerce City [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce City
      • Commerce City [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce City<8>
    • Brighton [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Broomfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,783 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Broomfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Broomfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Broomfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Broomfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Broomfield. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Broomfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Broomfield ...

Looking for more information about Broomfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Broomfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Broomfield.

Adding Broomfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Broomfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Broomfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Broomfield on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Broomfield

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Broomfield County

About Colorado

The official website for Broomfield: www.broomfield.org/

The official website for Broomfield County: www.ci.broomfield.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Broomfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Broomfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Broomfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Broomfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Broomfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Broomfield includes: 80020, 80023 & 80038.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Broomfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Broomfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BroomfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broomfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9542, Longitude: -105.0528       In this case, the coordinates for Broomfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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