Brighton, Colorado Population 2024

43,889

Brighton is a city located in Adams County and Weld County Colorado. Brighton has a 2024 population of 43,889. It is also the county seat of Adams County.Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 2.34% annually and its population has increased by 8.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,291 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $111,540 with a poverty rate of 9.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brighton is 34.5 years, 32.7 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 68.2%
  • Two or more races: 14.57%
  • Other race: 10.32%
  • Black or African American: 3.18%
  • Native American: 1.9%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
21.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,072.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.93% (3,598)
The current population of Brighton, Colorado is 43,889 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 40,291.

Brighton, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,67068.2%
Two or more races5,91114.57%
Other race4,18810.32%
Black or African American1,2913.18%
Native American7711.9%
Asian6881.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander500.12%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

34.5

Total

32.7

Male

36

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 29,351 adults, (4,023 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

15.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female19,71448.59%
Male20,85551.41%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,2212.986931
Married7,5293.58119
Non Family3,6041.2848.451.6
Female1,5784.0657.142.9
Male5103.9475.524.5
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3.52

Average Family Size

2.98

Average Household Size

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brighton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.64%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.93%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,017

Average Earnings

$61,278

Average Male

$44,643

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brighton Language

78.82% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 21.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.03% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic15,3622,17614.16%
White20,6391,0925.29%
Other4,16790321.67%
Multiple5,81671212.24%
Black1,12921418.95%
Asian677111.62%
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9.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.67%

Male Poverty Rate

11.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Other, with 21.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Asian, with 1.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.61%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.95%
Some College9.76%
High School7.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.41%
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Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40.12%
Female Unemployed34.07%
Female Employed5.82%
Male Employed2.72%
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Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,995

Number of Veterans

1,700

Male Veterans

295

Female Veterans

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Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Brighton Veterans by Age

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Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brighton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brighton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.46%

Born in Brighton

91.74%

Native Born

8.26%

Foreign Born

4.15%

Non Citizen

4.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.74% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 56.46% having been born in Colorado. 4.15% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202948,9091,0042.1%
202847,9051,0042.14%
202746,9011,0042.19%
202645,8971,0042.24%
202544,8931,0042.29%
202443,8891,0042.34%
202342,8851,0042.4%
202241,8811,0042.46%
202140,8775861.45%
202040,2914411.11%
201939,8506191.58%
201839,2316491.68%
201738,5823770.99%
201638,2058102.17%
201537,3951,0472.88%
201436,3485771.61%
201335,7715031.43%
201235,2685931.71%
201134,6757002.06%
201033,97513,07062.52%
200020,9056,70247.19%
199014,2031,43011.2%
198012,7734,46453.72%
19708,3091,25417.77%
19607,0552,71962.71%
19504,3363077.62%
19404,02963518.71%
19303,39467925.01%
19202,7152,415805%
1900300
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Brighton Population by Year