Brighton, Tennessee Population 2024

2,880

Brighton is a city located in Shelby County and Tipton County Tennessee. Brighton has a 2024 population of 2,880. Brighton is currently declining at a rate of -0.03% annually and its population has decreased by -0.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,883 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $86,042 with a poverty rate of 12.8%. The median age in Brighton is 30.8 years: 28 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 78.8%
  • Black or African American: 18.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
948.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.1% (-3)
The current population of Brighton, Tennessee is 2,880 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,883.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,26878.8%
Black or African American54018.76%
Two or more races622.15%
Other race80.28%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

30.8

Total

28

Male

34

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 1,952 adults, (355 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

80.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female1,44650.24%
Male1,43249.76%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0052.8679.920.1
Married4943.3688.911.1
Female2153.0170.229.8
Non Family1911.381.718.3
Male1053.0454.345.7

3.15

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

79.9%

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 Grade462.67%
Associates Degree1599.24%
Bachelors Degree25314.7%
Graduate Degree995.75%
High School Graduate61135.5%
Less Than 9th Grade935.4%
Some College46026.73%

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
White1,3451,231296
Black30728533
2+ Races383514
Hispanic31319
Other Race555

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

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

Brighton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$61,292$61,607$60,556
Graduate Degree$65,278$78,333$44,306
High School Graduate$39,886$45,316$34,125
Less Than 9th Grade$0$80,417$0
Overall$44,653$47,554$35,450
Some College$40,541$52,500$33,851

$44,653

Average Earnings

$47,554

Average Male

$35,450

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

98.52% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 1.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.1% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black53018434.72%
White2,1881798.18%
Multiple6234.84%

12.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.32%

Male Poverty Rate

17.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Black, with 34.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Multiple, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.77%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.9%
Some College14.05%
High School6.55%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65%
Female Employed12.5%
Male Employed4.22%
Male 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$82,619$92,897
Households$76,202$86,042
Married Families$91,667$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,635$46,280

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

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 45-54.

Brighton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brighton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

216

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

40

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War105
First Gulf War103
Vietnam15
Korea7
World War II0

Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54101
55 to 6444
18 to 3430
65 to 7429
75+12

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1328.32%
Black8428%
Hispanic1334.21%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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

68.42%

Born in Brighton

99.55%

Native Born

0.45%

Foreign Born

0.1%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.55% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 68.42% having been born in Tennessee. 0.1% 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
20292,87700%
20282,877-1-0.03%
20272,878-1-0.03%
20262,87900%
20252,879-1-0.03%
20242,880-1-0.03%
20232,881-2-0.07%
20222,883100.35%
20212,873-10-0.35%
20202,883-37-1.27%
20192,920-14-0.48%
20182,934-4-0.14%
20172,938-10-0.34%
20162,948-28-0.94%
20152,976371.26%
20142,939-4-0.14%
20132,94320.07%
20122,941200.68%
20112,921301.04%
20102,89100%

Brighton Population by Year