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, 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in management occupations (13.96%), sales jobs (13.37%), and office and administrative support (10.12%).

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 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 city’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 is lower than average for the country.

In Brighton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The citizens of Brighton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.49% of adults in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Brighton in 2018 was $45,293, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,172 for a family of four.

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, English, Irish, and Italian.

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