Brighton Adams County, Colorado

Brighton: County seat of Adams County, Colorado, United States

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Brighton is a city located in the county of Adams in the U.S. state of Colorado. Its population at the 2010 census was 33,352. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 41,554 inhabitants.

The city was created 134 years ago in 1886.


Brighton is located at 39°59'7"N 104°49'14"W (39.9852600, -104.8205300).

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Brighton Colorado City Hall


Brighton forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. South southeast wind around 7 mph. more

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Brighton Quick Facts

Population : 41,554 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Colorado (United States)
County : Adams County
Postal code : 80601–80603
Water as percent of area : 1.42%
Land as percent of area : 98.58%
Altitude : 4,984 feet / 1519 meters
Capital city : Brighton is capital of Adams County
Establishment : January 01, 1887 (134 years ago)
Time Zone : Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 15:56:20 (13th May 2021)
Population growth : 19.74% (2010-2019)
Weather : 37℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather


The population of Brighton increased by 19.74% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 33,352 - census
2011 34,316 2.81% estimation process
2012 34,933 1.77% estimation process
2013 36,531 4.37% estimation process
2014 37,189 1.77% estimation process
2015 38,218 2.69% estimation process
2016 38,985 1.97% estimation process
2017 40,349 3.38% estimation process
2018 40,898 1.34% estimation process
2019 41,554 1.58% estimation process

Brighton zip code is 80601. County name: Adams, County fips: 08001

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People born in Brighton (4)

People born in Brighton, including Transgender murder victim Angie Zapata, football coach Scottie Hazelton, soccer player Dillon Serna, you can see a list of people who born in Brighton.


College & universities near Brighton

Code Name City ZIP
128337 Empire Beauty School-Thornton Thornton (CO) 80233

Stations (10)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brighton

Code Name Address Type
DEB Denver (Bus Station), Colorado 1055 19th Street BUS
DEN Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street RAIL
LGM Longmont, Colorado 623 Main St. BUS
BLD Boulder, Colorado 30th & Diagonal Highway BUS
FCC Fort Collins, Colorado 250 North Mason St. BUS

Other places with the same name (8)

Other cities in Adams County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Adams County , CO.

City Name Population Title
Aurora 379,289 City in Kane County, Illinois, United States
Thornton 141,464 City in Adams County, Colorado, United States of America
Westminster 113,166 Borough and city in London
Commerce City 60,336 City in Adams County, Colorado, United States
Northglenn 38,819 City in Colorado
Lone Tree 13,082 City in Douglas County, Colorado, United States of America
Federal Heights 12,827 City in Adams County, Colorado, United States
Bennett 2,798 Town in Colorado

Distance to Other Cities

Brighton distances to largest Colorado cities

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