Brighton, Colorado

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Brighton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, and the county seat of Adams County.[6] The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 31,380 in 2008[4].



Brighton is located at 39°58′27″N 104°48′36″W / 39.97417°N 104.81°W / 39.97417; -104.81 (39.974184, -104.809926)[7]. Though it lies somewhat outside of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area , it is often considered a suburb of Denver.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.4 km²), of which, 17.1 square miles (44.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.29%) is water.


As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 20,905 people, 6,718 households, and 5,058 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,224.1 people per square mile (472.6/km²). There were 6,990 housing units at an average density of 409.3/sq mi (158.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.91% White, 0.99% African American, 1.47% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 16.29% from other races, and 3.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.22% of the population.

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