Brighton is a city located in Adams County Colorado. It is also the county seat of Adams County. With a 2020 population of 42,866, it is the 21st largest city in Colorado and the 911th largest city in the United States . Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 1.55% annually and its population has increased by 28.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,352 in 2010. Brighton reached it's highest population of 42,866 in 2021. Spanning over 21 miles, Brighton has a population density of 2,024 people per square mile.
The average household income in Brighton is $93,305 with a poverty rate of 8.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,301 per month, and the median house value is $308,900. The median age in Brighton is 33.2 years, 31.7 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.