Brighton, CO

Brighton profile

Living in Brighton

Brighton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 41,554 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 22nd largest community in Colorado. Much of the housing stock in Brighton was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Brighton economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Brighton, where the median household income is $75,355.00.

Unlike some cities, Brighton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brighton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brighton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (13.96%), management occupations (9.34%), and sales jobs (8.50%).

Also of interest is that Brighton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Brighton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Brighton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.99% of adults 25 and older in Brighton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2018 was $31,578, which is middle income relative to Colorado, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,312 for a family of four. However, Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brighton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brighton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brighton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Brighton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.