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The City of Brighton had a population of 41,530 as of July 1, 2020. 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 4,987 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.
|Total Population||41,530 (100%)|
|Population in Households||39,854 (96.0%)|
|Population in Families||34,407 (82.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,676 ( 4.0%)|
|Median Household Income||$74,857|
|Average Household Income||$90,272|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||19%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,008|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||13,440 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||9,080 (67.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,158 (30.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||202 ( 1.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$341,354|
|Average Home Value||$357,028|
|Housing Affordability Index3||134|
|Average Household Size||3.01|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.99%|
|Per Capita Income||2.16%|
|Owner Occupied HU||3.92%|
The table below compares Brighton to the other 459 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 22||95th|
|Population Density||# 82||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 148||68th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 260||57th|
|Per Capita Income||# 289||37th|
|Diversity Index||# 50||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.