Brighton, Michigan Population 2020

7,679

Brighton is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 7,679, it is the 118th largest city in Michigan and the 3722nd largest city in the United States. Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 3.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,444 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Brighton has a population density of 2,185 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brighton is $80,179 with a poverty rate of 7.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,005 per month, and the median house value is $194,600. The median age in Brighton is 44.8 years, 39.9 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 96.64%
  • Asian: 2.06%
  • Black or African American: 0.87%
  • Two or more races: 0.24%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brighton, Michigan is 7,679, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,657.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,444.

Brighton, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,37096.64%
Asian1572.06%
Black or African American660.87%
Two or More Races180.24%
Some Other Race150.20%

Brighton Population Pyramid 2020

Brighton Median Age

44.8


Total

39.9


Male

48.4


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 6,382 adults, (1,830 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

4,101

53.78%

Male

3,525

46.22%

Brighton Households and Families

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
Female74.8%25.2%
All60.1%39.9%
Male56.6%43.4%
Non Family43.4%56.6%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6922.0360.1
Non Family1,8601.2143.4
Married1,4522.8579.8
Female2142.8574.8
Male1663.156.6

2.81

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brighton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade951.66%
9th to 12th Grade3065.36%
High School Graduate1,27822.40%
Some College1,21521.29%
Associates Degree5149.01%
Bachelors Degree1,48426.01%
Graduate Degree81414.27%

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,5035,1442,232
Asian957620
Hispanic686438
Black267
Multiple Races14148

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 57.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,895$56,875$43,243
Less Than High School$$27,308$
High School Grad$31,148$45,625$23,385
Some College$45,019$47,396$41,250
Bachelors Degree$70,690$83,147$55,500
Graduate Degree$75,948$93,162$63,646

$47,895

Average Earnings

$56,875

Average Male

$43,243

Average Female

Brighton Language

Brighton Language by Age

Brighton Language

96.80% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 3.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.17% of the population.

Brighton Poverty

Brighton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,1024806.76%
Asian1578252.23%
Black581525.86%
Hispanic196105.10%

7.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.87%

Male Poverty Rate

9.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Asian, with 52.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Hispanic, with 5.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.80%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.59%
High School12.64%
Bachelors or Greater5.27%
Some College4.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed3.91%
Male Employed2.91%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Brighton Income

Brighton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$58,041$80,179
Families$87,315$101,632
Married Families$100,513-
Non Families$40,738$58,271

Brighton Marital Status

Brighton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Brighton Married by Age and Sex

Brighton Marriage

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

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Brighton Veterans

516

Number of Veterans

489

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam180
Korea84
First Gulf War73
Second Gulf War66
World War II60
Age Group Veterans
75+187
65 to 74140
35 to 5497
18 to 3457
55 to 6435
Name Veterans % of Total
White5008.08%
Hispanic1312.87%
Asian97.14%
Black713.46%

$Brighton Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Employment Status

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

2.2%

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

75.75%

Born in Michigan

95.31%

Native Born

4.69%

Foreign Born

1.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.31% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 75.75% having been born in Michigan. 1.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,679110.14%
20197,668110.14%
20187,65750.07%
20177,652110.14%
20167,641190.25%
20157,622330.43%
20147,589250.33%
20137,564620.83%
20127,502280.37%
20117,474260.35%
20107,4487471.06%
20006,7011,0151.66%
19905,6861,4182.91%
19804,2680.00%