Brighton PUMA, CO

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2022 Population
119,719
36% 1-year decline
US Senator
Michael Bennet
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Hickenlooper
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.1
0.583% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
15.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$94,090
15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$433,700
18.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brighton PUMA, CO had a population of 120k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $94,090. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brighton PUMA, CO declined from 186,937 to 119,719, a −36% decrease and its median household income grew from $81,839 to $94,090, a 15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brighton PUMA, CO are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.4%), White (Hispanic) (21.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.1%), Other (Hispanic) (9.26%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.09%).

28.7% of the households in Brighton PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Brighton PUMA, CO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Brighton PUMA, CO was $433,700, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%.

Most people in Brighton PUMA, CO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Brighton PUMA, CO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brighton PUMA, CO is home to a population of 120k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.5% of Brighton PUMA, CO residents were born outside of the country (16.1k people).

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.5k people) in Brighton PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.2k White (Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Brighton PUMA, CO are Spanish (27,691 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (791 households), and Russian (455 households).

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
92.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Brighton PUMA, CO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brighton PUMA, CO was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brighton PUMA, CO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.5k ± 1.9k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    26.2k ± 2.63k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    14.5k ± 2.12k
45.4%
Hispanic Population
54.3k people

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.5k people) in Brighton PUMA, CO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.2k White (Hispanic) and 14.5k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

45.4% of the people in Brighton PUMA, CO are hispanic (54.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brighton PUMA, CO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.1k people
14.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
26.5k people

As of 2022, 13.5% of Brighton PUMA, CO residents (16.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brighton PUMA, CO was 14.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    27,691 households (24.9%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    791 households (0.712%)
  3. Russian
    455 households (0.409%)

28.7% of the households in Brighton PUMA, CO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Brighton PUMA, CO was Spanish. 24.9% of the households in Brighton PUMA, CO reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,907 ± 428
  2. Vietnam
    1,647 ± 279
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    828 ± 241

Brighton PUMA, CO has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brighton PUMA, CO employs 65.1k people. The largest industries in Brighton PUMA, CO are Construction (8,330 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,712 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($154,818), Not specified manufacturing industries ($154,509), and Oil & gas extraction ($137,459).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
40,109
Women
46.8%
45,641
Men
53.2%

The workforce of Brighton PUMA, CO in 2020 was 85,750 people, with 46.8% woman, and 53.2% men.

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Occupations

65.1k
2022 Value
−28.9%
1 Year decline
± −28.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton PUMA, CO declined at a rate of −28.9%, from 91.6k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brighton PUMA, CO, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,658 people), Customer service representatives (1,879 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,808 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brighton PUMA, CO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65.1k
2022 Value
−28.9%
1 Year decline
± −28.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton PUMA, CO declined at a rate of −28.9%, from 91.6k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brighton PUMA, CO, are Construction (8,330 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,712 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brighton PUMA, CO, though some of these residents may live in Brighton PUMA, CO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,642
Median earning men ± $2,000
$43,481
Median earning women ± $2,078

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,207), Information ($71,721), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,227).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,026), Public Administration ($64,950), and Construction ($60,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Colorado.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing the state of Colorado. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Colorado

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Michael Bennet
Senator from Colorado3
Assumed office on January 21, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Ken Salazar, who had become Secretary of the Interior.
John Hickenlooper
Senator from Colorado2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper are the senators currently representing Colorado.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Colorado over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Colorado

Colorado is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Colorado have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.39% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.08% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Brighton PUMA, CO in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.2k), Secondary Education (20.6k), and Some college (20.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brighton PUMA, CO was $433,700 in 2022, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $366,400 to $433,700, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Brighton PUMA, CO is 74.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brighton PUMA, CO have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brighton PUMA, CO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brighton PUMA, CO is $94,090. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Brighton PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

Property

$433,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,926
$28,633
Median Property Taxes
±$1,305

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brighton PUMA, CO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
Homeownership
2022
72.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.1% of the housing units in Brighton PUMA, CO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brighton PUMA, CO was Castle Rock PUMA, CO with a value of $147,181, followed by Parker PUMA, CO and Foothills PUMA, CO, with respective values of $133,085 and $130,889.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Brighton PUMA, CO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$94,090
Median Household Income
± $2,865
38.6k
Number of Households
± 1,802

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.6k households in Brighton PUMA, CO grew to $94,090 from the previous year's value of $81,839.

The following chart displays the households in Brighton PUMA, CO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.396
2022 Wage GINI in Brighton PUMA, CO
0.404
2021 Wage GINI in Brighton PUMA, CO

In 2022, the income inequality in Brighton PUMA, CO was 0.396 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.95% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Brighton PUMA, CO was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Brighton PUMA, CO in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.8%)
  2. Carpooled (10.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.4%)

In 2022, 75.8% of workers in Brighton PUMA, CO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.6%) and those who worked at home (10.4%).

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brighton PUMA, CO have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Brighton PUMA, CO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brighton PUMA, CO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brighton PUMA, CO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brighton PUMA, CO (12.4k out of 118k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brighton PUMA, CO is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Brighton PUMA, CO has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 6.89% on Medicare, 9.06% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Colorado see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1211 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 250 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.743% decrease from the previous year (1,211 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.9% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.08% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.29%
Uninsured
52.3%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
6.89%
Medicare
9.06%
Non-Group
1.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brighton PUMA, CO declined by 12.3% from 10.6% to 9.29%.

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