Brighton, Alabama Population 2021

2,735
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Brighton is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 2,735, it is the 145th largest city in Alabama and the 6535th largest city in the United States . Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -7.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,945 in 2010. Brighton reached it's highest population of 5,308 in 1980. Spanning over 1 miles, Brighton has a population density of 1,933 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brighton is $35,405 with a poverty rate of 33.90%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $779 per month, and the median house value is $49,800. The median age in Brighton is 37.6 years, 36.2 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brighton was:

  • Black or African American: 84.95%
  • Other race: 7.47%
  • White: 6.12%
  • Two or more races: 0.82%
  • Native American: 0.39%
  • Asian: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brighton, Alabama is 2,735 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,795.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,945.

Brighton, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,38784.95%
Some Other Race2107.47%
White1726.12%
Two or More Races230.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.39%
Asian70.25%
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Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid $2021

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Brighton Median Age

37.6


Total

36.2


Male

48


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 2,140 adults, (548 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

1,529

54.41%

Male

1,281

45.59%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
Male68.4%31.6%
Female65%35%
All60.9%39.1%
Non Family56.1%43.9%

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1802.3660.9
Non Family6611.156.1
Female2944.4565
Married1873.270.1
Male383.7968.4

3.66

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

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Brighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade703.58%
9th to 12th Grade23211.85%
High School Graduate55428.29%
Some College61931.61%
Associates Degree21811.13%
Bachelors Degree1839.35%
Graduate Degree824.19%
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Brighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,6741,426265
Hispanic13688
Other Race12385
White110104
2+ Races2323
Native American1111
Asian77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 15.83%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,641$23,047$16,583
Less Than 9th Grade$16,417$28,261$11,250
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$18,826$18,800$18,906
Bachelors Degree$30,714$$26,635
Graduate Degree$$$

$18,641

Average Earnings

$23,047

Average Male

$16,583

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

90.70% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 9.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.30% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,32387037.45%
Hispanic2233214.35%
Other2103014.29%
White1622112.96%

33.90%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.28%

Male Poverty Rate

34.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Black, with 37.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 12.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.60%.

Brighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade60.93%
Some College28.67%
High School25.63%
Bachelors or Greater13.58%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed70.37%
Female Employed31.77%
Female Unemployed23.33%
Male Employed20.00%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,250$35,405
Families$34,653$49,438
Married Families$56,319-
Non Families$15,927$21,634
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Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.8%

Male Marriage Rate

20.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

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Brighton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

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Brighton Marital Status

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147

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War47
Vietnam30
Second Gulf War29
Korea8
World War II

Brighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5447
55 to 6444
18 to 3429
65 to 7419
75+8

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

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44.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

11.2%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Employment by Age

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Brighton Employment by Race

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Brighton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.91%

Born in Brighton

93.99%

Native Born

6.01%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.99% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 85.91% having been born in Alabama. 5.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Brighton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,735-20-0.73%
20202,755-20-0.72%
20192,775-20-0.72%
20182,795-16-0.57%
20172,811-24-0.85%
20162,835-25-0.87%
20152,860-22-0.76%
20142,882-15-0.52%
20132,897-19-0.65%
20122,916-16-0.55%
20112,932-9-0.31%
20102,941-699-2.11%
20003,640-878-2.14%
19904,518-790-1.60%
19805,3082,4243.10%
19602,884-781-0.60%
19203,6650.00%

Brighton Population by Year