Brighton, MI
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Brighton profile

Living in Brighton

Brighton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,446 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 152nd largest community in Michigan.

Brighton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (16.56%), sales jobs (14.68%), and office and administrative support (9.02%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.39% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The citizens of Brighton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.54% 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 $39,857, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,428 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 Italian.

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