Brighton, MI

Brighton profile

Living in Brighton

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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brighton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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.

In Brighton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Brighton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.