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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Brighton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Brighton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Brighton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Brighton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,051.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brighton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.