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Overview

Introduction to Brush, Colorado

Brush, Colorado, in Morgan county, is 58 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center) and 73 miles NE of Aurora, Colorado.

Brush History

The area now known as Brush was named in honor of Jared L. Brush, who came to the west of Denver in 1859 to mine gold. The town was named after him in 1882. Jared L. Brush served as sheriff and commissioner in Weld County and was also elected to the state legislature. Additionally, he served as Lieutenant Governor twice. Established in 1882, after the arrival of the Burlington Rail line, the city received official incorporation in 1884.

Brush and nearby Attractions

  • Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Grover Depot Museum
  • Cherry Creek State Park
  • Fort Morgan Museum
  • Jackson Lake State Park
  • Comanche Crossing Museum

Things To Do In Brush

Golf enthusiasts may visit Fort Morgan Municipal Golf Course and Bunker Hill Country Club, which are well equipped golf courses located nearby. One will also find churches such as Rankin Presbyterian Church and Eben Ezer Chapel in the area. Historic sites located nearby include the Wyoming State Capitol and Grounds, the Historic Governors' Mansion, and Fort Vasquez. There are also a number of parks in the area which offer a host of recreational activities. Some of the parks include Cherry Creek State Park, Jackson Lake State Park, Barr Lake State Park, and the Oliver Reservoir State Recreation Area. Visitors may plan a day trip to places such as the Fort Morgan Museum, Rainbow Bridge, and Sherman Street National Historic District.

Brush Transportation

Denver International Airport is the closest major international airport.

Brush Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at the University of Colorado at Denver, Aims Community College, and the Community College of Denver.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,458
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+2,071
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married52.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,484
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,967
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,530

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,688
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$763
Median House Value$130,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.8%
German21.1%
Irish8.4%
English6.4%
Danishn4%
Italian2.9%
Scottish1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish1%
Polish1%
Czech0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Belgian0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Brush Almanac

CategoryValue
County Morgan County
Standard Zip Codes80723
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.25
Approximate Longitude-103.63

Brush Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFORT MORGAN
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp10 to 40 F
Apr Temp34 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 91 F
Oct Temp34 to 68 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationAKRON 1 N
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 38 F
Apr Temp34 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 65 F
Annual Precip16.6 inches
StationSTERLING
Distance32.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 39 F
Apr Temp34 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 90 F
Oct Temp35 to 67 F
Annual Precip16.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akron2,003$46,801
Fort Morgan11,346$47,083
Hillrose283$51,250
Log Lane Village1,206$43,482
Merino263$0

Brush Public Libraries

East Morgan County Library District/brush
500 CLAYTON STREET
Brush, Colorado
(970) 842-4596

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Brush Hospitals

East Morgan County Hospital District
(Non-profit)
2400 W Edison St
(970) 842-6200

Brush Public Schools

Beaver Valley Elementary School
420 Glacier Avenue
ZIP: 80723
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Brush High School
400 West Road
ZIP: 80723
High
Total Enrollment 483
Brush Middle School
401 Howard
ZIP: 80723
Middle
Total Enrollment 345
Thomson Primary School
422 Ray Street
ZIP: 80723
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
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