Brighton, Alabama Population 2024

2,202

Brighton is a city located in Jefferson County Alabama. Brighton has a 2024 population of 2,202. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually and its population has decreased by -5.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,328 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $47,325 with a poverty rate of 37.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brighton is 43.9 years, 37.2 years for males, and 51.5 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 75.9%
  • Other race: 16.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • White: 3.29%
  • Native American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
1.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,556.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.41% (-126)
The current population of Brighton, Alabama is 2,202 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,328.

Brighton, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,26475.9%
Other race48416.23%
Two or more races1113.72%
White983.29%
Native American180.6%
Asian80.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

White

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

43.9

Total

37.2

Male

51.5

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 2,203 adults, (675 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

95.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female1,59353.4%
Male1,39046.6%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1972.4770.729.3
Non Family5001.0169.830.2
Female4222.9961.638.4
Married2473.0384.615.4
Male2815.681000
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

70.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brighton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brighton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 13.93%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,573

Average Earnings

$30,000

Average Male

$33,301

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brighton Language

87.76% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 12.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.46% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2,26461927.34%
Hispanic54042678.89%
Other48441385.33%
Multiple1115852.25%
White591627.12%
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37.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.95%

Male Poverty Rate

33.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Other, with 85.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 27.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.26%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade54.55%
Bachelors or Greater26.04%
High School25.07%
Some College8.7%
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Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed58.54%
Female Unemployed31.08%
Male Employed18.31%
Female Employed11.05%
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Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

22.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brighton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 15-19.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

249

Number of Veterans

236

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Brighton Veterans by Age

count

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Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

74.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brighton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brighton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.63%

Born in Brighton

94.17%

Native Born

5.83%

Foreign Born

5.4%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.17% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 87.63% having been born in Alabama. 5.4% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,047-31-1.49%
20282,078-31-1.47%
20272,109-31-1.45%
20262,140-31-1.43%
20252,171-31-1.41%
20242,202-31-1.39%
20232,233-31-1.37%
20222,264-31-1.35%
20212,295-33-1.42%
20202,328-528-18.49%
20192,856-21-0.73%
20182,877-15-0.52%
20172,892-21-0.72%
20162,913-24-0.82%
20152,937-22-0.74%
20142,959-15-0.5%
20132,974-19-0.63%
20122,993-18-0.6%
20113,011-6-0.2%
20103,017-623-17.12%
20003,640-878-19.43%
19904,518-790-14.88%
19805,3082,42484.05%
19602,884-781-21.31%
19203,665
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Brighton Population by Year