Brighton, Illinois Population 2024

2,143

Brighton is a city located in Jersey County and Macoupin County Illinois. Brighton has a 2024 population of 2,143. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,212 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $84,264 with a poverty rate of 15.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brighton is 36.6 years, 37 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 94.43%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,115.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.12% (-69)
The current population of Brighton, Illinois is 2,143 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,212.

Brighton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,30494.43%
Two or more races773.16%
Other race351.43%
Native American140.57%
Black or African American100.41%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

36.6

Total

37

Male

36.1

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 1,737 adults, (389 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

81

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female1,12245.98%
Male1,31854.02%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8322.8683.216.8
Married5023.1991.68.4
Non Family1921.1965.134.9
Female934.6673.126.9
Male452.5886.713.3
showing: 5 rows

3.29

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

83.2%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,438

Average Earnings

$51,269

Average Male

$43,917

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

100% of Brighton residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,24536016.04%
Other351131.43%
Hispanic391128.21%
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15.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.82%

Male Poverty Rate

18.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Other, with 31.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 16.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.31%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.4%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.97%
High School7.43%
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Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed32%
Male Employed8.76%
Female Employed4.66%
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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

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

63.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

169

Number of Veterans

161

Male Veterans

8

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

7.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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

80.66%

Born in Brighton

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0.45%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.18% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 80.66% having been born in Illinois. 0.45% 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
20292,058-17-0.82%
20282,075-17-0.81%
20272,092-17-0.81%
20262,109-17-0.8%
20252,126-17-0.79%
20242,143-17-0.79%
20232,160-17-0.78%
20222,177-17-0.77%
20212,194-18-0.81%
20202,212743.46%
20192,138-10-0.47%
20182,148-4-0.19%
20172,152-11-0.51%
20162,163-14-0.64%
20152,177-24-1.09%
20142,201-14-0.63%
20132,215-11-0.49%
20122,226-27-1.2%
20112,253-3-0.13%
20102,256
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Brighton Population by Year