Brighton, Colorado Population 2020

43,998
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Brighton is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 43,998, it is the 21st largest city in Colorado and the 894th largest city in the United States. Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 3.22% annually and its population has increased by 31.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,352 in 2010. Spanning over 21 miles, Brighton has a population density of 2,077 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brighton is $88,965 with a poverty rate of 11.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,208 per month, and the median house value is $278,200. The median age in Brighton is 32.9 years, 31.5 years for males, and 33.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 110.3 males.

Brighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brighton 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%
The current population of Brighton, Colorado is 43,998, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,254.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,352.

Brighton, Colorado Population 2020

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%
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Brighton Population Pyramid 2020

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Brighton Median Age

32.9


Total

31.5


Male

33.9


Female

Brighton Adults

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

Brighton Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

18,567

47.54%

Male

20,487

52.46%

Brighton Households and Families

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton 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)

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Brighton Education

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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%
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Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

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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 Language

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

75.27% of Brighton 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 Poverty

Brighton Poverty by Race

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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

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton 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%.

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

Brighton Income

Brighton Income by Household Type

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

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.1%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

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 55-64.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

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Brighton Veterans

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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
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54931
65 to 74718
75+308
55 to 64269
18 to 34188
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1838.71%
Hispanic3733.77%
Asian10312.62%
Indian4612.81%
Black448.27%
2 or More244.06%
Other90.88%
Hawaiian516.67%

Brighton Veterans by Education

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8.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Employment Status

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66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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56.84%

Born in Colorado

89.36%

Native Born

10.64%

Foreign Born

5.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.36% of Brighton 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,9981,3723.22%
201942,6261,3723.33%
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%