Brighton, New York Population 2022

36,272
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Brighton is a city located in New York. Brighton has a 2020 population of 36,272. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -0.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,609 in 2010.

The average household income in Brighton is $102,929 with a poverty rate of 9.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,049 per month, and the median house value is $184,600. The median age in Brighton is 38.6 years, 36.8 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brightonwas:

  • White: 79.82%
  • Asian: 10.18%
  • Black or African American: 6.19%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Other race: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Brighton, New York is 36,272 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,272.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,609.

Brighton, New York Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,95379.82%
Asian3,69410.18%
Black or African American2,2456.19%
Two or More Races8982.48%
Some Other Race2850.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1700.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.07%
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Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid $2022

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Brighton Median Age

38.6


Total

36.8


Male

42.1


Female

Brighton Adults

There are 29,813 adults, (7,319 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female

19,466

53.67%

Male

16,806

46.33%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brighton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family31.1%68.9%
All55.3%44.7%
Male56.5%43.5%
Female67.4%32.6%
Married78.7%21.3%

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brighton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4592.1755.3
Non Family7,1601.2731.1
Married6,8212.9678.7
Female1,1702.9567.4
Male3082.8956.5

2.91

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Brighton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4461.72%
9th to 12th Grade8023.09%
High School Graduate2,88411.12%
Some College3,05911.79%
Associates Degree1,5385.93%
Bachelors Degree7,33028.26%
Graduate Degree9,87838.08%
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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
White20,81420,16814,220
Asian2,4332,2741,910
Black1,2651,024363
Hispanic1,039875447
2+ Races329329209
Other Race155155122
Native American1036553
Islander272727

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%.

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,274$64,996$45,073
Less Than 9th Grade$17,451$25,083$16,192
High School Graduate$25,174$31,500$20,313
Some College$39,633$47,391$33,074
Bachelors Degree$50,502$64,566$40,278
Graduate Degree$69,826$83,547$58,559

$53,274

Average Earnings

$64,996

Average Male

$45,073

Average Female

Brighton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brighton Language by Age

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Brighton Language

80.26% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 19.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.79% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,9401,7636.80%
Asian3,60270319.52%
Black1,55737424.02%
Hispanic1,63821413.06%
Other72NaN%
Multiple865263.01%
Native1512617.22%

9.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Black, with 24.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Multiple, with 3.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.50%.

Brighton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.87%
Some College9.83%
High School8.11%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed33.59%
Female Unemployed20.22%
Female Employed6.12%
Male Employed3.94%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brighton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,807$102,929
Families$109,544$137,070
Married Families$120,473-
Non Families$45,725$61,581
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Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 Marital Status

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1,329

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam394
World War II220
Korea205
Second Gulf War170
First Gulf War133

Brighton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+714
65 to 74248
35 to 54139
18 to 34136
55 to 6492

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2585.20%
Black462.38%
Hispanic332.30%
Asian250.88%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

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1.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

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62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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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62.52%

Born in Brighton

81.78%

Native Born

18.22%

Foreign Born

9.27%

Non Citizen

8.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.78% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 62.52% having been born in New York. 9.27% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202236,2720.00%
202136,2720.00%
202036,2720.00%
201936,272-175-0.48%
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%

Brighton Population by Year