Brighton, CO

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2022 Population
40,569
1.69% 1-year growth
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.14%
17.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$86,975
9.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$429,600
17.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brighton, CO had a population of 40.6k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $86,975. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brighton, CO grew from 39,895 to 40,569, a 1.69% increase and its median household income grew from $79,280 to $86,975, a 9.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brighton, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.7%), White (Hispanic) (15.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.2%), Other (Hispanic) (10.2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%).

None of the households in Brighton, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Brighton, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Brighton, CO was $429,600, and the homeownership rate was 69%.

Most people in Brighton, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brighton, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brighton, CO is home to a population of 40.6k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.26% of Brighton, CO residents were born outside of the country (3.35k people).

In 2022, there were 3.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in Brighton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.3k White (Hispanic) and 4.54k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Brighton, CO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brighton, CO was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brighton, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 1.03k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.3k ± 1.16k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.54k ± 1.05k
38.6%
Hispanic Population
15.7k people

In 2022, there were 3.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in Brighton, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.3k White (Hispanic) and 4.54k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

38.6% of the people in Brighton, CO are hispanic (15.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brighton, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.35k people
7.76%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.1k people

As of 2022, 8.26% of Brighton, CO residents (3.35k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brighton, CO was 7.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    675 ± 247
  2. Vietnam
    596 ± 166
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    204 ± 92

Brighton, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brighton, CO employs 20.5k people. The largest industries in Brighton, CO are Retail Trade (2,569 people), Construction (2,220 people), and Educational Services (2,052 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($90,732), Utilities ($79,667), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,008).

Occupations

20.5k
2022 Value
± 1,283
3.84%
1 Year growth
± 8.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton, CO grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 19.8k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brighton, CO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,451 people), Management Occupations (2,094 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,053 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brighton, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.5k
2022 Value
± 1,283
3.84%
1 Year growth
± 8.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton, CO grew at a rate of 3.84%, from 19.8k employees to 20.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brighton, CO, are Retail Trade (2,569 people), Construction (2,220 people), and Educational Services (2,052 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brighton, CO, though some of these residents may live in Brighton, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,292
Median earning men ± $5,825
$43,856
Median earning women ± $2,657

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($91,027), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($75,246), and Public Administration ($75,156).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($65,625), Public Administration ($63,964), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,074).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.84% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.16M), Some college (997k), and High School or Equivalent (997k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brighton, CO was $429,600 in 2022, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $366,200 to $429,600, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Brighton, CO is 69%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brighton, CO have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brighton, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brighton, CO is $86,975. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Brighton, CO was Census Tract 85.36 with a value of $142,130, followed by Census Tract 85.35 and Census Tract 86.05, with respective values of $105,441 and $88,841.

Property

$429,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,437
$9,126
Median Property Taxes
±$766

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brighton, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brighton, CO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69%
Homeownership
2022
73.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69% of the housing units in Brighton, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Brighton, CO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 85.36
  2. Census Tract 85.35
  3. Census Tract 86.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brighton, CO was Census Tract 85.36 with a value of $142,130, followed by Census Tract 85.35 and Census Tract 86.05, with respective values of $105,441 and $88,841.

The following map shows all of the places in Brighton, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$86,975
Median Household Income
± $4,249
13.2k
Number of Households
± 985

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Brighton, CO grew to $86,975 from the previous year's value of $79,280.

The following chart displays the households in Brighton, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brighton, CO is from Colorado.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in Colorado
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Colorado

In 2022, the income inequality in Colorado was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.265% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Colorado was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Colorado in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Colorado across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.22%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Brighton, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (8.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brighton, CO have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Brighton, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brighton, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brighton, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brighton, CO (3.59k out of 39.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brighton, CO is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.3% of the population of Brighton, CO has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 7.08% on Medicare, 8.26% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see 2129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2169 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1485 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, CO

Primary care physicians in Adams County, CO see an average of 2,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.84% decrease from the previous year (2,169 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Adams County, CO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.6% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.87% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.67%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
7.08%
Medicare
8.26%
Non-Group
2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brighton, CO grew by 7.47% from 8.99% to 9.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brighton, CO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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