Brighton, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Brighton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 35,912 as of July 1, 2015. Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 39.9648 and longitude -104.7966 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,984 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Brighton are located in Adams County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Weld County.

The City of Brighton (GNIS ID: 2409911) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Hughes, Hughes Junction.

City of Brighton, CO Boundary Map

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Brighton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,912
Population in Households 34,405
Population in Familes 29,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,507
Population Density1 1,797
Diversity Index2 70
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,565
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 8,601
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,606 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,959 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $236,195
Average Home Value $250,457
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,183
Average Household Income $78,652
Per Capita Income $26,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.42% 1.28%
Households 1.33% 1.28%
Families 1.29% 1.21%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Brighton, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 95th
Population Density1 # 89 81st
Diversity Index2 # 51 89th
Median Household Income # 136 71st
Per Capita Income # 256 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.