Brighton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,656 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 154th largest community in Michigan.
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 (11.58%), sales jobs (10.48%), and office and administrative support (10.38%).
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.
One downside of living in Brighton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.37 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Brighton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.25% of adults in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Brighton in 2018 was $40,123, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $160,492 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, Polish, Irish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.