Brighton, Alabama Population 2020

2,737

Brighton is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 2,737, it is the 144th largest city in Alabama and the 6532nd largest city in the United States. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -7.06% 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 1,934 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brighton is $36,694 with a poverty rate of 32.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $793 per month, and the median house value is $50,400. The median age in Brighton is 37.7 years, 36.4 years for males, and 42.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 87.42%
  • Other race: 5.84%
  • White: 5.53%
  • Two or more races: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brighton, Alabama is 2,737, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,785.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,945.

Brighton, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,46887.42%
Some Other Race1655.84%
White1565.53%
Two or More Races250.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.32%

Brighton Population Pyramid 2020

Brighton Median Age

37.7


Total

36.4


Male

42.1


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 2,151 adults, (574 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

1,512

53.56%

Male

1,311

46.44%

Brighton Households and Families

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female70.5%29.5%
Married68.5%31.5%
All63.6%36.4%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Male56.6%43.4%

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0922.5663.6
Non Family5421.158.5
Female3294.3870.5
Married1683.3568.5
Male533.656.6

3.69

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brighton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1115.65%
9th to 12th Grade22111.26%
High School Graduate60030.57%
Some College63032.09%
Associates Degree1668.46%
Bachelors Degree1477.49%
Graduate Degree884.48%

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,7411,466235
Hispanic10346
White9999
Other Race9639
Multiple Races1818
Native American99

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 13.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$15,096$14,020$16,667
Less Than High School$15,670$$12,375
High School Grad$12,736$12,534$15,682
Some College$14,608$$14,832
Bachelors Degree$40,086$$27,361
Graduate Degree$23,125$$

$15,096

Average Earnings

$14,020

Average Male

$16,667

Average Female

Brighton Language

Brighton Language by Age

Brighton Language

93.50% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 6.50% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.23% of the population.

Brighton Poverty

Brighton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,41979632.91%
Other1657947.88%
Hispanic1797139.66%
White156159.62%

32.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.84%

Male Poverty Rate

30.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Other, with 47.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School54.52%
Some College28.64%
High School24.67%
Bachelors or Greater12.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.02%
Male Unemployed71.43%
Female Employed32.50%
Male Employed18.01%

Brighton Income

Brighton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,700$36,694
Families$33,804$45,432
Married Families$46,250-
Non Families$17,440$24,437

Brighton Marital Status

Brighton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

19.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

21.1%

Male Marriage Rate

17.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Brighton Veterans

159

Number of Veterans

125

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War40
Vietnam36
Second Gulf War29
Korea18
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 5446
55 to 6440
18 to 3429
65 to 7426
75+18

$Brighton Veterans by Education

44.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Employment Status

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

14.4%

Unemployment Rate

Brighton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

91.32%

Born in Alabama

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

3.44%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.39% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 91.32% having been born in Alabama. 3.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,737-24-0.87%
20192,761-24-0.86%
20182,785-16-0.57%
20172,801-24-0.85%
20162,825-25-0.88%
20152,850-24-0.84%
20142,874-15-0.52%
20132,889-19-0.65%
20122,908-18-0.62%
20112,926-15-0.51%
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%