Brighton 68 Average
Brighton Livability #222 ranked city in Colorado#14,174 ranked city in the USARanks better than 51% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Brighton Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Brighton Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Colorado
1022% more expensive than the US average
11111% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brighton cost of living
F Brighton Crime Total crime is 8% higher than Colorado
Total crime
3,52650% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2950% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
19%Year over year crime is up
Brighton crime
C- Brighton Employment Household income is equal to Colorado
Median household income
$62,31613% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$25,92913% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%28% lower than the US average
Brighton employment
B+ Brighton Housing Home value is 19% lower than Colorado
Median home value
$214,00016% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,07613% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%2% lower than the US average
Brighton real estate or Brighton rentals
F Brighton Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than Colorado
High school grad. rates
78%6% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Brighton K-12 schools
D Brighton User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Brighton
Overall user rating
53% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
30% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 6 total surveys
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      Living in Brighton, CO

      Brighton is a mid-sized city located in the state of Colorado. The city has a population of 36,307 inhabitants. At 87%, the majority of the Brighton population is White; this is followed by 2% Black and 2% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Brighton are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 25% of the population also speak Spanish. The median age of all Brighton residents is 33, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Brighton might be a good fit as 70% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 50% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Living in Brighton can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Colorado, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Brighton and in the areas around Brighton is a much easier task.

      Brighton has a livability score of 67 out of 100 and is ranked #160 in Colorado and #14,281 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Brighton has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and housing (B+). The bad news for Brighton, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (D) and education (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Brighton on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Brighton can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Brighton. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Brighton are affordable. The median home price for Brighton homes is $214,000, which is 19.1% lower than the Colorado average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Brighton, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 19% lower than the Colorado average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Brighton area were 6.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 12.1%.

      Brighton transportation information

      Average one way commute28min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.7%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.8%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home6.0%7.0%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Brighton, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).