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 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, 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.

One downside of living in Brighton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brighton, the average commute to work is 32.35 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Brighton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.99% of the adults in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.