The City of Brush is a Statutory City located in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 5,117 at the 2000 census.
Brush is located at (40.257836, -103.628109).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,117 people, 1,836 households, and 1,233 families residing in the city. The population density
was 2,120.0 people per square mile (819.8/km²). There were 1,923 housing units at an average density of 796.7/sq mi (308.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.81% White
, 0.39% African American
, 0.51% Native American
, 0.16% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 20.19% from other races
, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 37.21% of the population.
There were 1,836 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,333, and the median income for a family was $39,094. Males had a median income of $24,431 versus $20,371 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,672. About 5.4% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.
Brush, Colorado was named for Jared L. Brush. Brush came west to mine gold west of Denver
in 1859, making him a "Fifty-Niner
." Along with his brothers, William and John, he homesteaded in northeast Colorado on the Big Thompson River
north of present day Johnstown
. Brush served as Weld County
commissioner and sheriff, was elected to the state legislature, and served as Lieutenant Governor twice. The town was named for him in 1882.
Brush Municipal Airport serves the town, but there are no scheduled airlines operating from there. The closest airport with airline service is Denver International Airport
, which is 86 miles southwest. The nearby town of Fort Morgan
, located 11 miles east, is served by the Amtrak's California Zephyr
with a daily departure on each direction.
- Interstate 76 connects Brush to Denver, located 93 miles southwest. To the northeast, Brush is linked with Interstate 80 in Big Springs, Nebraska, via Sterling, Colorado.
- Business Loop 76 runs on Edison Street, reaching Fort Morgan in its west end.
- US 6 connects Provincetown, Massachusetts to Bishop, California, via Nevada, Colorado, Illinois and 9 other states.
- US 34 links Granby, Colorado with Berwyn, Illinois, passing through Nebraska and Iowa. In Colorado, it connects Brush to Greeley and Loveland.
- State Highway 71 runs from US 350, near La Junta to Nebraska state border, where it becomes Nebraska Highway 71.