Brighton, IL
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Brighton is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,198 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 465th largest community in Illinois.

Brighton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brighton is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in sales jobs (15.54%), office and administrative support (13.89%), and healthcare (11.82%).

Because of many things, Brighton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brighton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brighton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Brighton is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Brighton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $26,332, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,328 for a family of four. However, Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Brighton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brighton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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