Brighton is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,996 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 188th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), healthcare (12.43%), and food service (9.13%).
Because of many things, Brighton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brighton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brighton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Brighton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Brighton, the average commute to work is 34.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Brighton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Brighton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.15% of adults 25 and older in Brighton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Brighton in 2010 was $20,739, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,956 for a family of four. However, Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Brighton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.