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Brighton, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 40,584 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.9853 and longitude -104.8205 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brighton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Hughes, Hughes Junction.

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Brighton, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brighton, CO Housing Affordability Index is 108
State of Colorado Housing Affordability Index is 97
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Brighton, CO Wealth Index is 80
State of Colorado Wealth Index is 111
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 40,584
Population in Households 38,984
Population in Families 33,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,600
Population Density 1,919
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,267
Average Household Income $85,451
Per Capita Income $27,528
Wealth Index3 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,134 (69.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,841 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $352,976
Housing Affordability Index2 108
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,975
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 9,644
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.08% 2.85%
Households 1.97% 2.83%
Families 1.93% 2.87%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2019 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 # 82 82nd
Diversity Index # 48 90th
Median Household Income # 146 68th
Per Capita Income # 295 36th

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