Brighton, CO
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Brighton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 37,585 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 $61,051.00.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), management occupations (10.64%), and sales jobs (9.31%).

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.

The percentage of adults in Brighton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.80% of the adults in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $24,906, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,624 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 Black or African-American. Brighton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

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