Brighton, Iowa Population 2024

592

Brighton is a city located in Washington County Iowa. Brighton has a 2024 population of 592. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -1.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 600 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $66,535 with a poverty rate of 23.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brighton is 37.9 years, 41.4 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 93.39%
  • Two or more races: 5.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.56%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
758.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.33% (-8)
The current population of Brighton, Iowa is 592 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 600.

Brighton, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White66493.39%
Two or more races415.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.56%
Other race20.28%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

37.9

Total

41.4

Male

36.9

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 502 adults, (98 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

76

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female34348.24%
Male36851.76%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2572.7771.228.8
Married1183.7691.58.5
Non Family981.3460.239.8
Female292.9313.886.2
Male124.251000
showing: 5 rows

3.48

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

71.2%

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 22.22%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,738

Average Earnings

$46,563

Average Male

$

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

96.81% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 3.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White65315123.12%
Multiple411434.15%
Hispanic16850%
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23.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.01%

Male Poverty Rate

25.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Hispanic, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 23.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.42%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College29.11%
Less Than 9th Grade22.99%
High School16.57%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed88.89%
Female Unemployed14.81%
Female Employed11.61%
Male Employed5.36%
showing: 4 rows

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

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

46

Number of Veterans

41

Male Veterans

5

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

21.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

13.8%

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

80.73%

Born in Brighton

98.87%

Native Born

1.13%

Foreign Born

1.13%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.87% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 80.73% having been born in Iowa. 1.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Brighton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029587-1-0.17%
2028588-1-0.17%
2027589-1-0.17%
2026590-1-0.17%
2025591-1-0.17%
2024592-1-0.17%
2023593-1-0.17%
2022594-1-0.17%
2021595-5-0.83%
2020600-46-7.12%
2019646-5-0.77%
2018651-9-1.36%
2017660
2016660
2015660-1-0.15%
2014661
201366110.15%
201266020.3%
201165810.15%
2010657
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Brighton Population by Year