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Brighton, Colorado - Basic Facts

Brighton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Brighton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 39.9853 and longitude -104.8205. Adams County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,984 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Hughes, Hughes Junction.

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Brighton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 35,080
Population in Households 33,567
Population in Familes 29,045
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,513
Population Density1 1,756
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 11,310
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 8,393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,444 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,865 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 360 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $219,933
Average Home Value $237,156


Median Household Income $63,767
Average Household Income $73,564
Per Capita Income $24,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.2% 1.21%
Households 1.12% 1.24%
Families 1.01% 1.13%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 96 79th
Diversity Index2 # 50 89th
Median Household Income # 133 71st
Per Capita Income # 284 38th

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