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Income/capita 13%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 28%
IndexBrightonColoradoNational
Income per capita$25,929$33,230$29,829
Median household income$62,316$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$77,166$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,021$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$37,327$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$26,902$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level10.7%12.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brighton is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brighton is 13% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brighton is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brighton is 29% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $41,539$62,316$124,632
      City
      $41,675$62,520$125,040
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Brighton median earnings by income bracket

      Brighton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry20.3%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.2%5.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.2%11.2%
      Public administration4.6%7.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.7%2.9%
      Education, health & social services6.4%32.3%
      Other30.8%35.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Todd Creek, CO3,979$132,169139%
      Erie, CO20,801$110,877100%
      Firestone, CO11,709$90,99164%
      Frederick, CO10,791$90,32163%
      Westminster, CO111,770$69,80526%
      Brighton, CO36,307$62,31613%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lewiston, ME36,277$38,19931%
      Rome, GA36,340$36,61634%
      Indian Trail, NC36,357$72,72631%
      Gadsden, AL36,235$30,49645%
      Leander, TX36,204$83,55051%
      Brighton, CO36,307$62,31613%
      Source: The Brighton, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).