Brighton, Illinois Population 2021

2,095
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Brighton is a city located in Jersey County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 2,095, it is the 469th largest city in Illinois and the 7439th largest city in the United States . Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -7.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,254 in 2010. Brighton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Brighton has a population density of 1,090 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brighton is $67,221 with a poverty rate of 15.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $715 per month, and the median house value is $102,700. 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: 98.77%
  • Two or more races: 0.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Brighton, Illinois is 2,095 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,131.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,254.

Brighton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,24498.77%
Two or More Races170.75%
Black or African American110.48%
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Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid $2021

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Brighton Median Age

39.1


Total

37.9


Male

41.1


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 1,699 adults, (365 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

1,136

50.00%

Male

1,136

50.00%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50.7%49.3%
Non Family69.2%30.8%
All79.8%20.2%
Married94.4%5.6%
Male100%0%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9092.4379.8
Married4652.9794.4
Non Family2891.2169.2
Female1403.0950.7
Male153.47100

2.89

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Brighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade432.75%
9th to 12th Grade986.26%
High School Graduate55635.50%
Some College40926.12%
Associates Degree21713.86%
Bachelors Degree17511.17%
Graduate Degree684.34%
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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
White1,5241,389217
Hispanic312517
Black11119

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 black people with a rate of 81.82%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,123$49,911$28,750
Less Than 9th Grade$40,602$40,602$
High School Graduate$35,250$51,250$20,694
Some College$42,143$56,875$24,271
Bachelors Degree$55,268$58,304$33,500
Graduate Degree$63,542$$63,958

$42,123

Average Earnings

$49,911

Average Male

$28,750

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

99.57% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 0.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.43% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

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15.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.94%

Male Poverty Rate

23.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 15.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 15.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.42%.

Brighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College12.62%
High School12.28%
Less Than 9th Grade6.98%
Bachelors or Greater5.63%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed10.78%
Male Employed3.24%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,906$67,221
Families$70,255$71,207
Married Families$75,625-
Non Families$35,592$48,442
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Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.6%

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 45-54, 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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211

Number of Veterans

190

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam44
First Gulf War39
Second Gulf War22
Korea9
World War II7

Brighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6471
35 to 5465
65 to 7439
75+30
18 to 346

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20912.38%
Black218.18%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

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5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

4.6%

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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80.19%

Born in Brighton

99.60%

Native Born

0.40%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.60% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 80.19% having been born in Illinois. 0.40% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,095-18-0.85%
20202,113-18-0.84%
20192,131-18-0.84%
20182,149-4-0.19%
20172,153-10-0.46%
20162,163-14-0.64%
20152,177-22-1.00%
20142,199-16-0.72%
20132,215-8-0.36%
20122,223-33-1.46%
20112,256-1-0.04%
20102,2570.00%

Brighton Population by Year