Brighton (Colorado)

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Coordinates 39°57′53″N 104°47′48″W
Country United States
State Colorado
Counties Adams County seat Weld County
Incorporated September 1, 1887
Named for Brighton Beach, New York
Elevation 4,984 ft (1,519 m)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
ZIP codes 80601-80603
Area code(s) 303, 720
FIPS code 08-08675
GNIS feature ID 0204736
Government (Type) Home rule municipality
Government (Mayor) Greg Mills
Government (Total) 21.536 sq mi (55.777 km2)
Government (Land) 21.247 sq mi (55.030 km2)
Government (Water) 0.288 sq mi (0.747 km2)
Area (Total) 21.536 sq mi (55.777 km2)
Area (Land) 21.247 sq mi (55.030 km2)
Area (Water) 0.288 sq mi (0.747 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 40,083
Population (2020) (Density) 1,887/sq mi (729/km2)
Population (2020) (CSA) 3,623,560 (17th)
Population (2020) (Front Range) 5,055,344

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Brighton is a home rule municipality city located in Adams and Weldcounties, Colorado, United States. Brighton is the county seat of Adams County and a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. The city population was 40,083 at the 2020 United States Census with 39,718 residing in Adams County and 365 residing in Weld County. The town was named for Brighton Beach, New York. Brighton was founded in the 1870s as a stage/railroad depot and farming community. The town was originally named Hughes Station. The town was incorporated in 1887. Among the notable scholars born there are Richard Ling, founding editor of Mobile Media & Communication, currently the Shaw Foundation Professor of Media Technology at Nanyang Technological University, and Max Pfeffer, Senior Associate Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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