Brighton, Vermont Population 2024

1,326

Brighton is a city located in Essex County and Orleans County Vermont. Brighton has a 2024 population of 1,326. Brighton is currently growing at a rate of 3.43% annually and its population has increased by 15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,153 in 2020.

The average household income in Brighton is $74,896 with a poverty rate of 11.39%. The median age in Brighton is 53 years: 52.3 years for males, and 56.8 years for females.

Brighton Demographics

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

  • White: 97.61%
  • Two or more races: 2.2%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Vermont
Land Area (mi²)
52.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
25.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15% (173)
The current population of Brighton, Vermont is 1,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,153.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,06397.61%
Two or more races242.2%
Asian20.18%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Brighton Population by Race

Brighton Population Pyramid 2024

Brighton Median Age

53

Total

52.3

Male

56.8

Female

Brighton Adults

There are 931 adults, (351 of whom are seniors) in Brighton.

Brighton Age Dependency

87.8

Age Dependency Ratio

60.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brighton Sex Ratio

Female57052.34%
Male51947.66%

Brighton Population by Age

Brighton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5192.0861.738.3
Non Family2351.2444.755.3
Married2012.5187.112.9
Female733.4143.856.2
Male103.68020

2.69

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

61.7%

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 Grade8910.51%
Associates Degree516.02%
Bachelors Degree11413.46%
Graduate Degree11713.81%
High School Graduate29835.18%
Less Than 9th Grade131.53%
Some College16519.48%

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
White824724226
2+ Races21193
Asian222

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$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$64,479$23,015
High School Graduate$36,771$36,667$43,125
Less Than 9th Grade$24,537$24,259$0
Overall$28,843$37,396$27,222
Some College$29,135$0$28,462

$28,843

Average Earnings

$37,396

Average Male

$27,222

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

94.77% of Brighton residents speak only English, while 5.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.85% of the population.

Brighton Language

Brighton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,023807.82%
Hispanic4040100%
Multiple24416.67%

11.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.25%

Male Poverty Rate

13.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brighton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brighton is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brighton is White, with 7.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.78%.

Brighton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School12.08%
Less Than 9th Grade8.82%
Bachelors or Greater2.6%
Some College1.85%

Brighton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed11.58%
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$61,563$72,764
Households$51,607$74,896
Married Families$76,518$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,542$74,509

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brighton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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

124

Number of Veterans

111

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam46
Korea26
Second Gulf War22
First Gulf War15
World War II0

Brighton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+46
35 to 5442
65 to 7429
18 to 347
55 to 640

Brighton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12413.7%

Brighton Veterans by Race

Brighton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brighton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

0%

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

48.58%

Born in Brighton

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.53% of Brighton residents were born in the United States, with 48.58% having been born in Vermont. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Brighton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,546442.93%
20281,502443.02%
20271,458443.11%
20261,414443.21%
20251,370443.32%
20241,326443.43%
20231,282443.55%
20221,238443.69%
20211,194413.56%
20201,153-12-1.03%
20191,165-14-1.19%
20181,17910.08%
20171,178-11-0.93%
20161,18920.17%
20151,18730.25%
20141,184-11-0.92%
20131,195-7-0.58%
20121,202-20-1.64%
20111,22200%
20101,22200%

Brighton Population by Year