Brighton, Michigan Population 2024

7,646

Brighton is a city located in Livingston County Michigan. Brighton has a 2024 population of 7,646. Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 2.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,446 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $89,907 with a poverty rate of 6.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brighton is 45.8 years, 38.9 years for males, and 52.1 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 94.94%
  • Black or African American: 1.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.66%
  • Asian: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Other race: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,175.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.69% (200)
The current population of Brighton, Michigan is 7,646 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,446.

Brighton, Michigan Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,10794.94%
Black or African American1251.67%
Two or more races1241.66%
Asian700.94%
Native American560.75%
Other race40.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

45.8

Total

38.9

Male

52.1

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 6,396 adults, (1,902 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

66.6

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female3,89852.07%
Male3,58847.93%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,677266.533.5
Non Family1,8121.2344.255.8
Married1,5132.7889.110.9
Female3012.5889.710.3
Male512.8852.947.1

2.73

Average Family Size

2

Average Household Size

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brighton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1151.98%
9th to 12th Grade2073.56%
High School Graduate1,28222.04%
Some College97516.76%
Associates Degree4287.36%
Bachelors Degree1,82631.39%
Graduate Degree98416.92%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,4455,2072,650
Hispanic1369962
2+ Races10610662
Black654433
Asian62360
Native American333333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

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

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$55,616$63,348$52,237
Less Than 9th Grade$22,163$28,264$14,135
High School Graduate$38,917$34,485$43,235
Some College$41,692$50,000$34,360
Bachelors Degree$72,750$93,291$64,623
Graduate Degree$76,188$112,109$65,147

$55,616

Average Earnings

$63,348

Average Male

$52,237

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

94.03% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 5.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.8% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,8934556.6%
Multiple1241310.48%
Black9688.33%

6.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.6%

Male Poverty Rate

7.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Multiple, with 10.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 6.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.36%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.65%
Some College5.81%
Less Than 9th Grade2.99%
Bachelors or Greater2.3%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.5%
Male Unemployed10.84%
Male Employed6.51%
Female Employed3.42%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$74,022$89,907
Families$108,906$116,534
Married Families$118,070$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,923$61,985

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

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 35-44.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

480

Number of Veterans

457

Male Veterans

23

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam149
Second Gulf War59
Korea46
First Gulf War45
World War II40

Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+216
65 to 74143
18 to 3448
35 to 5438
55 to 6435

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4807.89%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

2.8%

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

77.73%

Born in Brighton

94.3%

Native Born

5.7%

Foreign Born

1.1%

Non Citizen

4.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.3% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 77.73% having been born in Michigan. 1.1% 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
20297,896500.64%
20287,846500.64%
20277,796500.65%
20267,746500.65%
20257,696500.65%
20247,646500.66%
20237,596500.66%
20227,546710.95%
20217,475290.39%
20207,446-211-2.76%
20197,657-3-0.04%
20187,66060.08%
20177,654110.14%
20167,643180.24%
20157,625330.43%
20147,592240.32%
20137,568630.84%
20127,505280.37%
20117,477270.36%
20107,45074911.18%
20006,7011,01517.85%
19905,6861,41833.22%
19804,26800%

Brighton Population by Year