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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), sales jobs (12.71%), and healthcare (11.86%).
Brighton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brighton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small village, Brighton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Brighton, just 9.09% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $25,252, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,008 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.