Broomfield has the 421st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 16.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Broomfield is part of the Denver metro area. Unemployment in the Denver area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Denver has the 18th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Broomfield is above average at $54,450, and the median cost of a home in Broomfield is $284,100, which is above the national average. 49% of workers in Broomfield hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Broomfield. 77% of Broomfield workers drive to work alone, 4% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Broomfield spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.