Broomfield is the 16th most populous municipality and the 13th most populous county in Colorado with a population of over 66,000 residents. The town has a balance of residential and commercial land use, with generous open space, parks, and natural areas that offer excellent entertainment opportunities, such as the Butterfly Pavilion, Water World, Villager Square Shopping Center and Greenway Shopping Center. The town also provides easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. Among these are the Colorado Governor's Mansion, the Denver Mint, and Louisville Historical Museum. Broomfield boasts an exceptional school system, with both public and private offerings, that combine the latest in education's creative and innovative teaching methods. Broomfield’s economy thrives in the professional, scientific and technical services, healthcare and social assistance, and manufacturing, while the town’s highest paying industries are mining, oil and gas extraction, agriculture, and forestry.