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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.


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Median household income
Local
$46,779
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brighton demographic reports
Brighton is on the South Platte River
Former and merged names include:
· Hughes Junction
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Barr Lake State Park

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brighton was $17,927, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $596.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,178.


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Libraries in Brighton include Brighton Branch Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Adams County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Brighton include Comfort Inn Brighton, Super 8.

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