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Brighton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 39,479 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brighton is located within Brighton Division of Adams County.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Hughes, Hughes Junction.

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Brighton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 39,479
Population in Households 37,944
Population in Familes 32,919
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,535
Population Density2 1,902
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $71,411
Average Household Income $84,517
Per Capita Income $28,628


Total Housing Units 12,862 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,813 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,826 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 223 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $277,006
Average Home Value $304,514


Total Households 12,639
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 9,395
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.03% 1.45%
Households 1.92% 1.39%
Families 1.88% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2018 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 # 22 95th
Population Density # 86 81st
Diversity Index # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 130 72nd
Per Capita Income # 242 47th

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