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Brighton is a city in Adams County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area. (The community straddles Adams and Weld counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Brighton Beach, NY
The latitude of Brighton is 39.985N. The longitude is -104.82W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,984 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,459.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Denver area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 80640 ZIP code.
20% of Brighton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brighton was $17,927, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $596. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,178.
Libraries in Brighton include Brighton Branch Library ... View libraries
Adams County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.
The average commute time for Brighton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brighton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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