Brighton, MI
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Living in Brighton


Brighton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,657 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.

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 city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in management occupations (12.68%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Brighton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Brighton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.38% of adults in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $37,352, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,408 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 German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

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