Brighton, MI
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Brighton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,609 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 154th largest community in Michigan.

Brighton real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Brighton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Brighton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brighton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brighton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), management occupations (13.30%), and sales jobs (12.80%).

Also of interest is that Brighton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

The education level of Brighton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brighton, 40.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $35,788, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,152 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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