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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Brighton is a suburb of Denver with a population of 39,054. Brighton is in Adams County. Living in Brighton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brighton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brighton and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Brighton...
Population
39,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Brighton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    168.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    274
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,066.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    386.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Brighton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,185
National
$55,322
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Brighton Reviews

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Brighton is an extremely serene town. There are great public schools for children and adolescents alike. After school, there is a boys and girls club for children to attend and have fun. Brighton has many stores and restaurants to enjoy with friends and family. There is a cinema and recreation center available to everyone as well. Brighton is always booming with job opportunities and is centered close to Denver where an individual can seek more opportunities. This town is slowly expanding, more houses are being built as well as apartments. The people of Brighton are bright! The diversity of this town is made up of everyone.
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I appreciate the opportunities Brighton provides for the community to get involved but it seems that many are just not motivated to participate. There are a lot of good people in town, helpful and overall kind. There is a heavy Mexican influence in places due to our large Hispanic population which is a nice contrast to the stereotypical suburbia. Parts of the town are run-down but help to show the history of where we live and those who came before us. Property value is likely low in places due to neighbors not keeping up with their homes and yards but, from my experience, the neighbors are good people. It may just be a small town out East, but it's a pretty good place to be.
Brighton over all has a small town feel. However, the residents here take things for granted. The local city counsel vote as a popularity contest and no one seems to be worried about the city and it's residents. I enjoy working here and serving the city. Many of the residents are worried about the wrong things such as why their water bill is too high or why the city spent money on a new park. They don't understand the bigger picture of the infrastructure of the city and therefore, they see the city government employees as the enemy.