Brighton, Colorado Population 2021

42,866
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Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 85.40%
  • Other race: 4.54%
  • Two or more races: 3.37%
  • Asian: 3.18%
  • Black or African American: 1.75%
  • Native American: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
The current population of Brighton, Colorado is 42,866based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,898.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,352.

Brighton, Colorado Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,02185.40%
Some Other Race1,8104.54%
Two or More Races1,3423.37%
Asian1,2663.18%
Black or African American6971.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native5371.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1630.41%
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Brighton Population By Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2021

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Brighton Median Age

33.2


Total

31.7


Male

34.9


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 28,910 adults, (3,951 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

59.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Mujer

18,560

46.59%

Masculino

21,276

53.41%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
Masculino64.4%35.6%
All64%36%
Mujer51.7%48.3%
Non Family43.1%56.9%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5033.0564
Married6,9693.7277.1
Non Family3,4831.2943.1
Mujer1,5233.751.7
Masculino5283.964.4

3.61

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

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Brighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1774.62%
9th to 12th Grade2,2558.85%
High School Graduate8,44033.11%
Some College5,85122.95%
Associates Degree2,4189.48%
Bachelors Degree3,71614.58%
Graduate Degree1,6366.42%
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Brighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,72714,7234,165
Hispanic7,9795,674653
Other Race1,10073449
Asian826780390
Black51247216
Native American407350119
2+ Races35932887
Islander696052

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75.36%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$43,890$49,004$39,368
Less Than 9th Grade$40,098$40,619$38,029
High School Graduate$42,053$44,775$34,341
Some College$43,826$50,592$37,923
Bachelors Degree$55,019$66,909$45,438
Graduate Degree$54,159$52,039$54,318

$43,890

Average Earnings

$49,004

Average Male

$39,368

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

76.35% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 23.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.86% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,8551,91213.80%
White21,3051,0354.86%
Other1,76125814.65%
Asian1,25313911.09%
Multiple1,30213710.52%
Black492408.13%
Native485204.12%
Islander16384.91%

8.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.76%

Male Poverty Rate

11.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Other, with 14.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Native, with 4.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.66%.

Brighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.11%
Some College6.46%
High School6.21%
Bachelors or Greater4.03%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.81%
Female Unemployed18.01%
Female Employed4.61%
Male Employed3.18%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,355$93,305
Families$84,873$103,453
Married Families$98,630-
Non Families$43,980$57,445
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Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

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Brighton 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 35-44.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

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Brighton Marital Status

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2,292

Number of Veterans

1,982

Male Veterans

310

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam845
Second Gulf War590
First Gulf War515
Korea117
World War II18

Brighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54878
65 to 74643
55 to 64266
18 to 34255
75+250

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0978.35%
Hispanic3613.70%
Native American6813.00%
Asian516.17%
Black356.06%
Other Race332.92%
Islander819.05%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

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4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

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67.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Employment by Age

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Brighton Employment by Race

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Brighton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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57.50%

Born in Brighton

90.04%

Native Born

9.96%

Foreign Born

4.64%

Non Citizen

5.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.04% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 57.50% having been born in Colorado. 4.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brighton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,8666561.55%
202042,2106561.58%
201941,5546561.60%
201840,8985491.36%
201740,3491,3643.50%
201638,9857672.01%
201538,2181,0292.77%
201437,1896581.80%
201336,5311,5984.57%
201234,9336171.80%
201134,3166291.87%
201033,68712,7824.89%
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%

Brighton Population by Year