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Broadmoor, California
—  CDP  —
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°41′33″N 122°28′44″W / 37.6925°N 122.47889°W / 37.6925; -122.47889
Country United States
State California
County San Mateo
 - Total 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Land 0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 348 ft (106 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 4,026
 - Density 10,065/sq mi (3,355/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94014
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-08338
GNIS feature ID 0255917

Broadmoor is a census-designated place (CDP) in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, California, United States. The enclave is entirely surrounded by Daly City. The population was 4,026 at the 2000 census.



Broadmoor is located at 37°41′33″N 122°28′44″W / 37.6925°N 122.47889°W / 37.6925; -122.47889 (37.692433, -122.478901)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,026 people, 1,275 households, and 984 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 8,998.9 people per square mile (3,454.3/km²). There were 1,295 housing units at an average density of 2,894.6/sq mi (1,111.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 49.13% White, 1.84% African American, 0.45% Native American, 35.00% Asian, 1.12% Pacific Islander, 6.51% from other races, and 5.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.11% of the population.

There were 1,275 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $69,836, and the median income for a family was $71,250. Males had a median income of $47,700 versus $37,784 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,608. About 3.9% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


The farms that had long graced the area started to give way to suburban housing developments from the 1940s onwards. The residents of Broadmoor, rallying around their police protection district (see below) and their sense of identity as a separate community, have been mostly successful in fighting off annexation by Daly City, despite losing slices of their community's territory, including its police headquarters, in the many piecemeal annexations which over the years saw Daly City gradually envelop Broadmoor in its entirety. Daly City's attempts to annex the enclave and Broadmoor residents' resistance to those efforts have led to strained relations between the two entities at times.[3]

Public Safety

A special property tax assessment funds the Broadmoor Police Department, which was founded in 1948 after residents grew concerned of long response times from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department—most of whose deputies are based in the southern end of the county. Fire protection is provided by the Colma Fire Protection District. The Colma Fire Protection District provides 24 hr paramedic(ALS) coverage 365 days a year. It is staffed with one paramedic at all times. The Broadmoor Police Department is staffed by eight full time police officers, including the chief of police, and twenty-five part time police officers.

The Broadmoor Police Protection District is governed by a Police Commission, the Broadmoor Police Protection District Board of Police Commissioners, which consists of three residents elected at large every four years.

In 2007 State Senator Leland Yee (California's Eighth District) authored legislation sponsored by the Broadmoor Police Department to recognize Broadmoor as a municipal or city police department. Senate Bill 230, which was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, provides Broadmoor Police with the same legal recognition and status of a city or municipal police department.


In the state legislature Broadmoor is located in the 8th Senate District, represented by Democrat Leland Yee, and in the 12th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Fiona Ma. Federally, Broadmoor is located in California's 12th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +22[4] and is represented by Democrat Jackie Speier.


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