Brighton, New York Population 2020

36,447
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Brighton is a city located in New York. Brighton has a 2020 population of 36,447. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -0.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,609 in 2010. Brighton reached it's highest population of 36,929 in 2015.

The average household income in Brighton is $97,829 with a poverty rate of 10.00%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,005 per month, and the median house value is $175,200. The median age in Brighton is 39.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 42.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.3 males.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 80.08%
  • Asian: 10.15%
  • Black or African American: 6.27%
  • Two or more races: 2.34%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Brighton, New York is 36,447, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,447.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,609.

Brighton, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,18780.08%
Asian3,69810.15%
Black or African American2,2876.27%
Two or More Races8542.34%
Some Other Race2590.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native1460.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.04%
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Brighton Population Pyramid 2020

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Brighton Median Age

39.5


Total

36.8


Male

42.2


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 29,962 adults, (7,311 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

60.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

19,559

53.66%

Male

16,888

46.34%

Brighton Households and Families

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
Female69.6%30.4%
All57.5%42.5%
Male46.1%53.9%
Non Family36.7%63.3%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4412.1957.5
Non Family7,2751.336.7
Married6,6802.9879
Female1,0593.0169.6
Male4272.9846.1

2.93

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Brighton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3981.53%
9th to 12th Grade7312.82%
High School Graduate3,08711.89%
Some College3,15112.14%
Associates Degree1,8046.95%
Bachelors Degree7,25327.94%
Graduate Degree9,53936.74%
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Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,02220,46713,888
Asian2,3332,2011,885
Black1,255974333
Hispanic939798434
Multiple Races371371200
Other Race168167137
Native American785851
Islander161616

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

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

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,655$63,268$41,673
Less Than High School$20,298$25,781$17,335
High School Grad$26,594$32,358$20,375
Some College$38,875$48,224$31,721
Bachelors Degree$49,548$63,151$37,081
Graduate Degree$65,957$77,763$57,139

$51,655

Average Earnings

$63,268

Average Male

$41,673

Average Female

Brighton Language

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

81.45% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 18.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.22% of the population.

Brighton Poverty

Brighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White26,2821,7156.53%
Asian3,61389424.74%
Black1,66847128.24%
Hispanic1,59817410.89%
Multiple82512014.55%
Other2536626.09%
Native1222419.67%

10.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.20%

Male Poverty Rate

11.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Black, with 28.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 6.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.97%
High School9.69%
Some College8.86%
Bachelors or Greater6.60%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.17%
Male Unemployed24.56%
Female Employed7.18%
Male Employed3.85%

Brighton Income

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,812$97,829
Families$104,402$127,651
Married Families$115,077-
Non Families$45,968$62,726
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Brighton Marital Status

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

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 35-44.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

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Brighton Veterans

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1,512

Number of Veterans

1,512

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam470
World War II327
Korea186
Second Gulf War179
First Gulf War132
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Age Group Veterans
75+760
65 to 74383
18 to 34143
35 to 54137
55 to 6489
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4475.94%
Black472.45%
Hispanic292.12%
Asian180.63%

Brighton Veterans by Education

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1.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Employment Status

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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63.87%

Born in New York

82.20%

Native Born

17.80%

Foreign Born

10.14%

Non Citizen

7.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.20% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 63.87% having been born in New York. 10.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,4470.00%
201936,4470.00%
201836,447-306-0.83%
201736,753-122-0.33%
201636,875-54-0.15%
201536,929590.16%
201436,8702060.56%
201336,664960.26%
201236,568840.23%
201136,484-125-0.34%
201036,6090.00%