Brighton

Brighton

Brighton is a rapidly growing northeastern Denver suburb that has served as a prominent railroad depot.

Welcome to Brighton

 
 
Originally named Hughes Station, Brighton is a rapidly growing northeastern Denver suburb that has served as a prominent railroad depot and farming community since it was founded in the 1870s. Today, Brighton still maintains its original rural feel with plenty of land and open space, including a large, scenic state park. Barr Lake State Park is one of Brighton’s most popular attractions and offers all different kinds of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing. Another popular event hosted by Brighton is the annual Adams County Fair, where many people around Denver come to enjoy fair rides, funnel cakes, and country music, as well as a local pie-baking contest.
 
A unique tradition at the Adams County Fair is Tomato Day, where two teams have a tomato-throwing contest against one another. This event dates back to 1904 when the two political parties associated with the county offices wore white and faced off against one another in a fun-filled event that marked the start of the Fair. Other highlights of Brighton include being home to Todd Helton and Brian Shaw. Todd Helton is a retired professional first baseman for the Colorado Rockies, where he spent his entire 17-year career; and Brian Shaw is a professional strongman competitor and 4-time winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition.

Overview for Brighton, CO

39,895 people live in Brighton, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $32,430. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,895

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$32,430

Average individual Income

Around Brighton, CO

There's plenty to do around Brighton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

14
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
55
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Petrocco Farms, Edon Fitness & Training, and Life Cycle Balloon Adventures.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.86 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 1.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.74 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.08 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.07 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Beauty 1.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Brighton, CO

Brighton has 12,973 households, with an average household size of 2.96. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brighton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 39,895 people call Brighton home. The population density is 1,874.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

39,895

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

51.52 / 48.48%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,973

Total Households

2.96

Average Household Size

$32,430

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Brighton, CO

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Brighton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Henderson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
North Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Northeast Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Southeast Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Vikan Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Zion Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Overland Trail Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Mary E Pennock Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Prairie View Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
South Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Adams Youth Service Center
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Innovations & Options
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Bromley East Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Prairie View High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Brighton Adventist Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available

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