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Last month I talked about the fact that Brighton is growing rather quickly and that, whether one likes it or not, our city has become a suburb of the Metro Denver area. There are definitely tell tale signs of growth all around us—over crowded schools, a second much larger King Soopers grocery store, a variety of new businesses and developments coming in, and of course, new homes being built. But what does that look like in terms of the community and how the make-up of the community is changing?

One might be surprised to learn, for instance, that from 2000 to 2015 the number of households within Brighton city limits has increased nearly 41% (from 6,859 to 11,565). If you include what is considered the whole Brighton Area Market, the number of households has more than doubled at a rate of nearly 56% (16,920 to 38,234). 2015 numbers are estimated according to ESRI, based on U.S. Census data.

The influx of new households is predominantly younger, and primarily families with young children. The median age of Brighton residents is approximately 33. Brighton’s current population is comprised of 39% aged 0 to 24, 29% aged 25 to 44, and 22% aged 45 to 64, and 10% 65+, estimated for 2015 according to U.S. Census Bureau and the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

Brighton is growing, but the population is, for the time being at least, getting younger, creating both challenges and opportunities for a bedroom community evolving into a thriving gateway community.

For proven expertise in establishing your home value and/or searching for a new or existing home, please call Jan at (303) 520-4340.

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