Brighton, Colorado

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Population in 2013: 35,719 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +70.9%
Males: 17,972  (50.3%)
Females: 17,747  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 80601, 80602, 80603, 80640.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $61,400 (it was $46,779 in 2000)
Brighton:

$61,400
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,689 (it was $17,927 in 2000)

Brighton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $185,660 (it was $143,000 in 2000)
Brighton:

$185,660
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $211,502; Detached houses: $229,194; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,152; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $31,600; Mobile homes: $57,348

Median gross rent in 2012: $943.

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Brighton races chart
  • White alone - 18,206 (52.8%)
  • Hispanic - 14,713 (42.7%)
  • Two or more races - 791 (2.3%)
  • Black alone - 450 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 233 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 85 (0.2%)

Races in Brighton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brighton: 105.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (6.8%), English (5.8%), United States (5.6%), French (2.7%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 9/1/1887

Elevation: 4983 feet

Land area: 17.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,092 people per square mile   (low).

Brighton,CO real estate house value index trend

Brighton, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Brighton:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brighton city:

  • Never married: 28.0%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

4,369 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.7%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Brighton, Colorado as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Brighton to the number of sex offenders is 608 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,746 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,393 (0.8%)

Brighton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Thornton, CO (9.1 miles , pop. 82,384).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (11.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (600.3 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Todd Creek, CO (1.8 miles ), Lochbuie, CO (2.4 miles ), Fort Lupton, CO (2.8 miles ), Thornton, CO (3.0 miles ), Aristocrat Ranchettes, CO (3.1 miles ), Dacono, CO (3.2 miles ), Commerce City, CO (3.2 miles ), Northglenn, CO (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 187 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 1998: 167 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 1999: 722 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2000: 514 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2001: 571 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2002: 303 buildings, average cost: $133,500
  • 2003: 369 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2004: 493 buildings, average cost: $162,400
  • 2005: 596 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2006: 391 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2007: 200 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2009: 37 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2010: 50 buildings, average cost: $191,500
  • 2011: 45 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2012: 64 buildings, average cost: $195,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.97 N, Longitude: 104.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,823 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,344 (27.7%)

Area codes: 303, 720

Brighton household income distribution Brighton home values distribution

Crime rates in Brighton by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007
Murders 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Rapes 41522
per 100,000 14.752.670.5
Robberies 101411
per 100,000 36.649.035.2
Assaults 458647
per 100,000 164.8301.3150.6
Burglaries 204206145
per 100,000 747.3721.7464.5
Thefts 1,038855869
per 100,000 3802.22995.52783.9
Auto thefts 18212795
per 100,000 666.7444.9304.3
Arson 19105
per 100,000 69.635.016.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.0) 328.4338.4278.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Brighton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 74 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Colorado average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,556 (+45.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Work and jobs in Brighton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Brighton, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brighton, Colorado average temperatures Brighton, Colorado average precipitation Brighton, Colorado humidity Brighton, Colorado wind speed Brighton, Colorado snowfall Brighton, Colorado sunshine Brighton, Colorado clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Brighton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1975, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Brighton city center .

On 6/12/1982, a category F3 tornado 16.2 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brighton-area historical earthquake activity is below Colorado state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 436.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 172.0 miles away from Brighton center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 541.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 424.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from Brighton center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 274.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Adams County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Snows: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brighton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Brighton:

  • PLATTE VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1600 PRAIRIE CENTER PARKWAY)
  • BRIGHTON DIALYSIS (DVA) (4700 E BROMLEY LN STE 103)
  • RELIABLE HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (822 SOUTH 4TH AVENUE)
  • COTTONWOOD CARE CENTER (2311 EAST BRIDGE STREET)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITATION-BRIGHTO (2025 EAST EGBERT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Brighton:

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Amtrak stations near Brighton:

  • 12 miles: DENVER INTERNATIONAL AP'T (DENVER, DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: DENVER (1701 WYNKOOP ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brighton:

  • Front Range Community College (about 14 miles; Westminster, CO; Full-time enrollment: 14,756)
  • Regis University (about 18 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 18 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 19 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 14,727)
  • Emily Griffith Technical College (about 19 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 17,242)
  • Community College of Denver (about 20 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Public high schools in Brighton:

Private high school in Brighton:

  • ELMWOOD BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 126; Location: 13100 E 144TH AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Brighton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Brighton:

  • ZION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 375; Location: 1400 SKEEL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BRIGHTON ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 149; Location: 820 S 5TH AVE; Grades: PK - 10)
  • BRIGHTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 203 S 3RD AVE; Grades: PK - TK)
See full list of schools located in Brighton, map of school districts: BRIGHTON 27J

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Notable locations in Brighton: Platte Valley Medical Center - Emergency Medical Service (A), Platte Valley Medical Center - Emergency Medical Services (B), Adams County Justice Center (C), Adams County Detention Facility (D), Adams County Sheriff's Office Headquarters (E), Brighton Police Department (F), Greater Brighton Fire Protection District Station 51 Headquarters (G), Brighton Fire Rescue District (H), Greater Brighton Fire Protection District Station 52 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Brighton: Elmwood Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fairview Cemetery (1), Elmwood Cemetery (2), Black Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Magers Reservoir (A), Higgins Lake (B), Skeel Reservoir Number 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Third Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Brighton: Benedict Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Adams County Historical Society (Museums; 9601 Henderson Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Brighton Inn (15151 Brighton Road) (1), Comfort Inn Brighton (15150 Brighton Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Adams County Government - District Attorney- Trial Support Center-County C (1100 Judicial Center Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Adams County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.330. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 18.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.42
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 26.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00504. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00504
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brighton and their reported violations in the past:

BRIGHTON CITY OF (Population served: 32,700, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-09-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
BARR LAKE RVP (Population served: 253, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WAGON WHEEL SKATING RINK (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HOPE DITCH CO (Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-18-2006), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-23-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2006)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JAN-31-2007 to AUG-25-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
PETROCCO FARMS (Population served: 42, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SIPRES LOUNGE (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2008), St Boil Water Order (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2008), St Boil Water Order (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2008), St Public Notif received (JAN-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2008)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-30-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brighton that have no violations reported:

  • HI LAND ACRES WSD (Population served: 350, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.0%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 13.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.6% for other race residents, 8.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.5%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Brighton in 2010:

  • 1,294 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Brighton in 2000:

  • 831 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 222 people in nursing homes
  • 196 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 47 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

Brighton, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Brighton compared to Colorado state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with most branches in Brighton (2011 data):

  • Valley Bank & Trust: at 4900 E. Bromley Lane, 30 North 4th Branch, East Branch. Info updated 2007/11/29: Bank assets: $245.2 mil, Deposits: $220.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Valley Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brighton Branch at 15 South Main Street, branch established on 1932/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Academy Bank, National Association: Bromley Lane Wal-Mart at 60 West Bromley Lane, branch established on 2001/07/25. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • Bank of England: Eng Lending at 730 Bridge Street, Suite 2, branch established on 2010/11/15. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $240.7 mil, Deposits: $209.4 mil, headquarters in England, AR, positive income, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Mhbc Investments Limited Partnership I Lllp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sable & Bromley King Soopers Branch at 500 East Bromley Lane, branch established on 2000/04/19. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • FirstBank: Brighton Branch at 410 East Bromley Lane, branch established on 2001/04/18. Info updated 2011/12/05: Bank assets: $11,597.1 mil, Deposits: $10,530.4 mil, headquarters in Lakewood, CO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 130 total offices, Holding Company: Firstbank Holding Company
  • Bank of the West: Brighton Branch at 1795 East Bridge Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • First National Bank of Omaha: Brighton Branch at 1600 E. Bridge Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/13: Bank assets: $13,433.1 mil, Deposits: $10,746.6 mil, headquarters in Omaha, NE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 102 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation
  • Guaranty Bank and Trust Company: Brighton Branch at 2707 E Bromley Lane, branch established on 1997/09/15. Info updated 2010/12/21: Bank assets: $1,687.8 mil, Deposits: $1,331.8 mil, headquarters in Denver, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brighton, Colorado:

  • Comfort Inn Brighton, 15150 Brighton Rd, Brighton, CO 80601 , Phone: (303) 654-1400, Fax: (303) 654-7973
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2180 S Medical Center Dr, Brighton, CO 80601 , Phone: (720) 685-1500, Fax: (720) 685-1501
  • Hampton Inn Brighton, 992 Platte River Blvd, Brighton, CO 80601 , Phone: (303) 654-8055, Fax: (303) 655-8294
  • Candlewood Suites Denver Northeast Brighton, 2204 S Medical Center Dr, Brighton, CO 80601 , Phone: (303) 659-6929, Fax: (303) 659-0947
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brighton, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Brighton travel time to work - commute Brighton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Brighton:

(Brighton, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Brighton city (based on Adams County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.35%
Here: 30.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchJewishLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents54.7%6.2%4.0%3.7%3.6%
Congregations5.2%8.7%1.2%4.0%5.2%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.3%2.9%2.6%2.4%16.7%
Congregations7.5%4.6%3.5%1.2%59.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 49
Adams County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Adams County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 104
Adams County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
Here:

4.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

24.3%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$73,945$59,1560$0
Other Government Administration 34$160,849$56,7703$3,697
Judicial and Legal 5$16,547$39,7130$0
Police Protection - Officers 53$313,817$71,0530$0
Police - Other 19$79,496$50,2081$505
Streets and Highways 17$85,947$60,6680$0
Health 3$11,666$46,6640$0
Sewerage 11$46,853$51,1120$0
Parks and Recreation 34$135,515$47,82993$50,882
Housing and Community Development(Local) 20$73,425$44,0554$13,375
Water Supply 28$107,720$46,1661$1,430
Other and Unallocable 26$88,387$40,7940$0
Totals for Government 265$1,194,167$54,075102$69,889

Brighton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $6,593,000 ($184.58)
    Water Utilities: $3,219,000 ($90.12)
    Regular Highways: $859,000 ($24.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $679,000 ($19.01)
    Sewerage: $173,000 ($4.84)
    General Public Buildings: $151,000 ($4.23)
    General: $19,000 ($0.53)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.14)
  • Current Operations - Parks & Recreation: $3,367,000 ($94.26)
    General - Other: $3,104,000 ($86.90)
    Water Utilities: $3,098,000 ($86.73)
    Police Protection: $2,882,000 ($80.69)
    Sewerage: $1,710,000 ($47.87)
    Central Staff Services: $1,125,000 ($31.50)
    Regular Highways: $954,000 ($26.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $484,000 ($13.55)
    General Public Buildings: $434,000 ($12.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $332,000 ($9.29)
    Financial Administration: $206,000 ($5.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000 ($2.02)
    Health Services - Other: $72,000 ($2.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $847,000 ($23.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $446,000 ($12.49)
    Water Utilities: $405,000 ($11.34)
    General Public Building: $207,000 ($5.80)
    Regular Highways: $206,000 ($5.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $110,000 ($3.08)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($2.52)
    Financial Administration: $42,000 ($1.18)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $34,000 ($0.95)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($0.90)
    Central Staff: $11,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,934,000 ($222.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $785,000 ($21.98)

Brighton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,400,000 ($67.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $664,000 ($18.59)
    All Other: $585,000 ($16.38)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $71,000 ($1.99)
    Highways: $39,000 ($1.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $162,000 ($4.54)
    Highways: $144,000 ($4.03)
    General Support: $12,000 ($0.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,699,000 ($187.55)
    Interest Earnings: $1,930,000 ($54.03)
    Property Sale Other: $13,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,597,000 ($128.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $477,000 ($13.35)
    General Support: $64,000 ($1.79)
    All Other: $60,000 ($1.68)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $10,965,000 ($306.98)
    Property: $1,054,000 ($29.51)
    NEC: $625,000 ($17.50)
    Public Utilities: $621,000 ($17.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $155,000 ($4.34)

Brighton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $12,833,000 ($359.28)
    Industrial Revenue: $501,000 ($14.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $18,107,000 ($506.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $12,307,000 ($344.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $17,355,000 ($485.88)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $501,000 ($14.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $752,000 ($21.05)
    Water Utilities: $526,000 ($14.73)

Brighton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $34,393,000 ($962.88)

10.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,686 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
Colorado average:

9.68%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($90 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.02%
Colorado average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Denver County, CO  1.99% ($31,740 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  1.42% ($35,073)
from Arapahoe County, CO  1.25% ($30,991)


9.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.45%
Colorado average:

9.12%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($166 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.04%
Colorado average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Denver County, CO  1.96% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Arapahoe County, CO  1.29% ($32,793)
to Jefferson County, CO  1.27% ($35,754)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brighton:

  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNUS (710 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KHOW (630 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLDC (800 AM; 1 kW; BRIGHTON, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKFN (950 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBJD (1650 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KJME (1390 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JO-MOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brighton:

  • KJCD (104.3 FM; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KDJM (92.5 FM; BROOMFIELD, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KTCL (93.3 FM; FORT COLLINS, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KQMT (99.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBCO-FM (97.3 FM; BOULDER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRKS-FM (94.7 FM; LAFAYETTE, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC)
  • KOSI (101.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMD (95.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRFX (103.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KQKS (107.5 FM; LAKEWOOD, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KSIR-FM1 (107.1 FM; HUDSON, CO; Owner: KKDD-FM BROADCASTERS)
  • KBRU-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MORGAN, CO; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KUVO (89.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: DENVER EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KJMN (92.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KXKL-FM (105.1 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIMN (100.3 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Brighton:

  • KDEN (Channel 25; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: LONGMONT CHANNEL 25, INC.)
  • KMGH-TV (Channel 7; DENVER, CO; Owner: MCGRAW-HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMA-TV (Channel 6; DENVER, CO; Owner: ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUBLIC BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K48FW (Channel 48; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KUSA-TV (Channel 9; DENVER, CO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KTVD (Channel 20; DENVER, CO; Owner: TWENVER BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KCNC-TV (Channel 4; DENVER, CO; Owner: CBS TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KDEO-LP (Channel 38; AURORA, CO; Owner: PETER B. VAN DE SANDE)
  • KWGN-TV (Channel 2; DENVER, CO; Owner: KWGN INC.)
  • KDEV-LP (Channel 62; AURORA, CO; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K66FB (Channel 66; DENVER, CO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Brighton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 34
Total length: 157 meters (515ft)
Total costs: $980,000
Total average daily traffic: 467,613
Total average daily truck traffic: 56,125

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 10
  • 2000-2009: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Brighton, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brighton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Brighton, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 160 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brighton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Brighton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 155 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED247$171,227110$129,989507$188,31413$48,3260$058$114,2554$55,165
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$174,45412$154,68347$177,1405$10,5260$04$90,9801$16,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED35$183,81924$134,627175$179,17323$24,4100$012$94,9543$37,947
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$154,5304$217,473130$189,7204$83,9431$153,4104$129,1151$250,740
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$129,6641$75,07034$178,8465$51,9020$02$70,7700$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0085.12 , 0085.22, 0086.03, 0086.04, 0086.05, 0086.06

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$182,34722$200,7761$126,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$179,1126$137,2272$51,355
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$146,1301$345,0300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$144,7601$281,7300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$230,2201$296,9300$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0085.12 , 0085.22, 0086.03, 0086.04, 0086.05, 0086.06

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 128
  • Hazardous Condition: 165
  • Service Call: 27
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Brighton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brighton, CO
Businesses in Brighton, CO
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kmart1
AT&T1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike3
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Payless1
Burger King1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless3SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks4
Discount Tire1Subway4
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Famous Footwear1T-Mobile2
FedEx3Taco Bell2
Ford1Target1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block3UPS5
Hilton1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Home Depot1Village Inn1
IHOP1Vons1
JCPenney1Walmart2
KFC1Wendy's2

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  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that had a sunburn in the past 12 months"
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