Brighton is a vibrant, close-knit Colorado city that deeply values its history and agricultural roots while embracing progress, innovation, and sustainable growth. Conveniently located 20 miles north of downtown Denver, 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and about 30 minutes from Boulder, Brighton has attracted residents who want to feel like they are part of a small town while having access to the amenities of larger urban areas, making it the ideal location for nearly 40,000 residents. As the county seat for Adams County, we offer a diverse demographic population and a strong, well-educated workforce. Local industry includes energy, healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education, agriculture, and manufacturing.
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On the northern edge of the Denver Metro Area, adjacent to Interstate 76, ExpressToll Highway 470, and Interstate 25.
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South Weld County
With a population estimated to reach 82,435 by 2020, the southern region of Weld County has experienced some of its fastest growth recently. Offering an attractive small town/rural quality of life with abundant new homes, excellent schools, and majestic mountain views, the region is strategically located just north of metro Denver and east of Boulder, which has fueled booming residential growth. With 23,764 households who have an average median disposable income of $55,028, the region is poised to see continued growth. The average median household income is $68,011, the average median home value is $243,539, and the subregion offers a wide range of educational opportunities, sports venues, and recreation. Commercial and industrial sites are available, and large tracts of undeveloped land provide the opportunity for future growth. East/west access is provided by Colorado Highway 52, which connects to Interstate 76 and Interstate 25. North/south access is provided by Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 85, which connects to Interstate 70 in Denver and Interstate 80 in Wyoming. Denver International Airport is 20-30 minutes away.
|Population 25+ by Educational Attainment, 2016|
|Less than 9th Grade||7.4%|
|9th-12th Grade, No Diploma||8.6%|
|High School Graduate||25.5%|
|Some College, No Degree||24.8%|
|Community College Enrollment Fall 2016|
|Aims Community College|
|All Campus Locations||7,107|
|Front Range Community College|
|Boulder County Campus||5,406|
|Larimer County Campus||5,321|
|University Enrollment Fall 2016|
|University of Northern Colorado||12,260|
|University of Colorado Boulder||30,789|
|Colorado State University||33,198|
|27J School District Data- Enrollment by School: 2016-2017|
|Mary E. Pennock Elementary||600|
|Overland Trail Middle School||600|
|Prairie View Middle School||836|
|Vikan Middle School||602|
|Bromley East Charter||1169|
|Brighton Heritage Academy||120|
|Brighton High School||1,702|
|Eagle Ridge Academy||500|
|Prairie View High School||1,936|
|STAFFING INFORMATION: 2015|
|Average Teacher Salary, Fall 2015||$46,886.32|
|Average Student/Teacher Ratio||18.8/1|
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It is the Brighton EDC’s vision to retain sustainable economic vitality in a competitive regional market, but also to achieve new economic growth to meet the future needs of both residents and businesses.
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