Brighton, New York Population 2024

1,178

Brighton is a city located in Essex County and Franklin County New York. Brighton has a 2024 population of 1,178. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,176 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $92,867 with a poverty rate of 6.03%. The median age in Brighton is 22 years: 21.7 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 91.53%
  • Asian: 4.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
77.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
15.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.17% (2)
The current population of Brighton, New York is 1,178 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,176.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,08091.53%
Asian524.41%
Two or more races201.69%
Black or African American181.53%
Native American80.68%
Other race20.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

22

Total

21.7

Male

42.9

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 1,134 adults, (201 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

26.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

4.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female42736.19%
Male75363.81%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3001.887723
Married1552.3581.318.7
Non Family1311.1269.530.5
Female143.711000
Male0000

2.44

Average Family Size

1.88

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brighton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade183.66%
Associates Degree5711.59%
Bachelors Degree11623.58%
Graduate Degree12224.8%
High School Graduate9619.51%
Less Than 9th Grade51.02%
Some College7815.85%

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
White470447229
2+ Races880
Asian777
Hispanic772
Other Race222

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

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

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$66,500$65,750$68,571
Graduate Degree$64,861$51,818$68,194
High School Graduate$38,542$44,375$25,938
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$51,198$51,429$50,875
Some College$45,179$75,625$30,893

$51,198

Average Earnings

$51,429

Average Male

$50,875

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

94.33% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 5.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.67% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White549346.19%

6.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.57%

Male Poverty Rate

5.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 6.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 6.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade8.7%
High School7.29%
Some College5.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.46%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed7.01%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$97,969$119,856
Households$69,531$92,867
Married Families$96,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,472$57,407

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

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 35-44, 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

48

Number of Veterans

46

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam27
Second Gulf War15
World War II2
First Gulf War0
Korea0

Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+18
18 to 3415
65 to 7413
55 to 642
35 to 540

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White484.64%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.1%

Labor Force Participation

41.7%

Employment Rate

13.3%

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

65.42%

Born in Brighton

96.53%

Native Born

3.47%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.53% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 65.42% having been born in New York. 3.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brighton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,17800%
20281,17800%
20271,17800%
20261,17800%
20251,17800%
20241,17800%
20231,17800%
20221,17800%
20211,17820.17%
20201,176-244-17.18%
20191,420-2-0.14%
20181,422-1-0.07%
20171,42320.14%
20161,421-4-0.28%
20151,425-3-0.21%
20141,428-1-0.07%
20131,429-3-0.21%
20121,43230.21%
20111,429-4-0.28%
20101,43300%

Brighton Population by Year