Brighton, Illinois Population 2022

2,215
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Brighton is a city located in Jersey County Illinois. Brighton has a 2020 population of 2,215. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually and its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,221 in 2010.

The average household income in Brighton is $67,221 with a poverty rate of 13.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $705 per month, and the median house value is $103,100. The median age in Brighton is 39.1 years, 37.9 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brightonwas:

  • White: 97.37%
  • Two or more races: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Brighton, Illinois is 2,215 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,221.

Brighton, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,25497.37%
Black or African American120.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.73%
Two or More Races321.38%
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Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2022

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Brighton Median Age

37.5


Total

37.2


Male

38.6


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 1,725 adults, (336 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

1,157

49.98%

Male

1,158

50.02%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married93.2%6.8%
All79.2%20.8%
Non Family66.8%33.2%
Female59.4%40.6%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8742.5879.2
Married4393.0593.2
Male123.67100
Female1553.5259.4
Non Family2681.2166.8

3.06

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Brighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade452.82%
9th to 12th Grade764.76%
High School Graduate58936.90%
Some College41025.69%
Associates Degree21713.60%
Bachelors Degree16810.53%
Graduate Degree915.70%
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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
Native American171717
Black12128
Hispanic262014
White1,5411,426220

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,982$44,926$29,688
Less Than 9th Grade$40,652$40,652$
High School Graduate$27,031$44,583$16,553
Some College$41,250$54,643$25,221
Bachelors Degree$43,500$44,000$
Graduate Degree$59,336$$59,336

$40,982

Average Earnings

$44,926

Average Male

$29,688

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

99.68% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.32% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

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13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.82%

Male Poverty Rate

21.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 14.48% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.31%.

Brighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.17%
High School10.62%
Some College12.01%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.23%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed9.24%
Female Unemployed37.50%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,167$67,173
Families$66,827$70,616
Married Families$74,398-
Non Families$37,903$46,909
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Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

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 55-64.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

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Brighton Marital Status

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202

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War51
Vietnam31
Korea6
World War II6

Brighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345
35 to 5457
55 to 6471
65 to 7435
75+34

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19811.67%
Black433.33%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

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5.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

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68%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.4%

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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78.32%

Born in Brighton

99.70%

Native Born

0.30%

Foreign Born

0.30%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.70% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 78.32% having been born in Illinois. 0.30% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,2540.00%
20112,251-3-0.13%
20122,248-3-0.13%
20132,245-3-0.13%
20142,242-3-0.13%
20152,239-3-0.13%
20162,236-3-0.13%
20172,233-3-0.13%
20182,230-3-0.13%
20192,227-3-0.13%
20202,221-6-0.27%
20212,218-3-0.14%
20222,215-3-0.14%

Brighton Population by Year