The City of Brighton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties, Colorado, United States. Brighton is the county seat of Adams County and a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 41,554 in 2018.
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.
Jane Bais-Disessa serves as the current city manager.
Brighton is located at 39°58′27″N 104°48′36″W (39.974184, -104.809926). It is often considered a suburb of Denver.