Brighton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,609 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.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in management occupations (12.94%), office and administrative support (12.27%), and sales jobs (11.19%).
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.
Being a small city, Brighton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Brighton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.34% of adults in Brighton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $35,436, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,744 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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Scandinavian languages.