Brighton, Colorado Population 2020

41,254

Brighton, Colorado's estimated population is 41,254 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Brighton, Colorado is the 21st largest city in Colorado based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1938.20 people/mi² (748.34 people/km²).

The overall median age is 32.9 years, 31.5 years for males, and 33.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 110.3 males.

The median income for households in Brighton, Colorado is $, while the mean household income is $.

Brighton Co Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brighton Co was:

  • White: 86.35%
  • Other race: 4.22%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Asian: 3.03%
  • Black or African American: 1.73%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.50%

How Many People Live in Brighton, Colorado?

41,254
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201841,2545121.26%
201740,7421,3723.48%
201639,3708022.08%
201538,5681,0392.77%
201437,5296601.79%
201336,8691,6114.57%
201235,2586291.82%
201134,6296361.87%
201033,99313,0884.98%
200020,9056,7023.94%
199014,2031,4301.07%
198012,7734,4644.39%
19708,3091,2541.65%
19607,0552,7194.99%
19504,3363070.74%
19404,0296351.73%
19303,3946792.26%
19202,7152,41511.64%
19003000.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,72386.35%
Some Other Race1,6504.22%
Two or More Races1,2363.16%
Asian1,1843.03%
Black or African American6751.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native3901.00%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1960.50%

Brighton Co Population Pyramid 2020

Brighton Co Median Age

32.9


Total

31.5


Male

33.9


Female

Brighton Co Adults

There are 28,578 adults, (3,876 of whom are seniors) in Brighton Co.

Brighton Co Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Co Sex Ratio

Female

18,567

47.54%

Male

20,487

52.46%

Brighton Co Households and Families

Brighton Co Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brighton Co Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.5%23.5%
All62.7%37.3%
Male57.7%42.3%
Female48.7%51.3%
Non Family44.3%55.7%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,2443.0562.7
Married6,5393.6776.5
Non Family3,4061.344.3
Female1,8143.8648.7
Male4853.9757.7

3.6

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brighton Co Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1674.71%
9th to 12th Grade2,0818.41%
High School Graduate8,21733.19%
Some College5,89423.81%
Associates Degree2,1818.81%
Bachelors Degree3,71715.01%
Graduate Degree1,5016.06%

Brighton Co Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,21414,1874,032
Hispanic7,7945,676586
Other Race915649101
Asian816776412
Black48543929
Multiple Races32331250
Native American21718560
Islander10710297

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 96.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 90.65%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,685$45,899$36,605
Less Than High School$35,154$35,401$32,171
High School Grad$40,533$44,425$32,900
Some College$42,320$47,130$36,262
Bachelors Degree$55,108$65,634$41,843
Graduate Degree$51,336$62,865$49,467

$41,685

Average Earnings

$45,899

Average Male

$36,605

Average Female

Brighton Co Language

Brighton Co Language by Age

Brighton Co Language

75.27% of Brighton Co residents speak only English, while 24.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.95% of the population.

Brighton Co Poverty

Brighton Co Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,8442,44117.63%
White20,6991,4547.02%
Other1,62135922.15%
Multiple1,20513811.45%
Asian1,18413511.40%
Black455378.13%
Native343205.83%
Islander19652.55%

11.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.98%

Male Poverty Rate

14.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton Co

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton Co is Other, with 22.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton Co is Islander, with 2.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.37%
Some College8.14%
High School7.33%
Bachelors or Greater7.12%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed25.57%
Female Unemployed14.03%
Female Employed7.98%
Male Employed5.07%

Brighton Co Income

Brighton Co Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$72,185$88,965
Families$80,550$99,740
Married Families$92,929-
Non Families$39,812$52,462

Brighton Co Marital Status

Brighton Co Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Co Married by Age and Sex

Brighton Co Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Brighton Co Marital Status by Race

Brighton Co Veterans

2,414

Number of Veterans

2,003

Male Veterans

411

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam899
First Gulf War583
Second Gulf War432
Korea136
World War II52

Brighton Co Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1838.71%
Hispanic3733.77%
Asian10312.62%
Indian4612.81%
Black448.27%
2 or More244.06%
Other90.88%
Hawaiian516.67%

Brighton Co Veterans by Education

8.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Co Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Co Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.84%

Born in Colorado

89.36%

Native Born

10.64%

Foreign Born

5.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.36% of Brighton Co residents were born in the United States, with 56.84% having been born in Colorado. 5.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.