Brightwood, Virginia Population 2024

2,267

Brightwood is a city located in Culpeper County, Madison County, and Orange County Virginia. Brightwood has a 2024 population of 2,267. Brightwood is currently growing at a rate of 12.17% annually and its population has increased by 76.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,283 in 2020.

The average household income in Brightwood is $88,122 with a poverty rate of 2.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brightwood is 36.9 years, 38.4 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Brightwood Demographics

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

  • White: 92.96%
  • Two or more races: 6.42%
  • Black or African American: 0.23%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
455.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
76.7% (984)
The current population of Brightwood, Virginia is 2,267 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,283.

Brightwood, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,65092.96%
Two or more races1146.42%
Black or African American40.23%
Asian40.23%
Native American30.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Brightwood Population by Race

Brightwood Population Pyramid 2024

Brightwood Median Age

36.9

Total

38.4

Male

34.6

Female

Brightwood Adults

There are 1,367 adults, (326 of whom are seniors) in Brightwood.

Brightwood Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brightwood Sex Ratio

Female92051.83%
Male85548.17%

Brightwood Population by Age

Brightwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5823.0589.710.3
Married2913.5681.118.9
Non Family1711.5597.72.3
Female794.7298.71.3
Male412.491000

3.67

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brightwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade16713.33%
Associates Degree594.71%
Bachelors Degree15212.13%
Graduate Degree766.07%
High School Graduate53943.02%
Less Than 9th Grade453.59%
Some College21517.16%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brightwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brightwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,133921140
2+ Races10910984
Asian444
Black440
Native American330
Hispanic110

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

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

Brightwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$56,360$0$0
High School Graduate$32,799$37,537$0
Less Than 9th Grade$36,659$35,909$0
Overall$34,889$35,818$33,977
Some College$47,568$0$0

$34,889

Average Earnings

$35,818

Average Male

$33,977

Average Female

Brightwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brightwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brightwood Language

99.94% of Brightwood residents speak only English, while 0.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.06% of the population.

Brightwood Language

Brightwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,613332.05%
Multiple1141714.91%
Hispanic3812.63%

2.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.87%

Male Poverty Rate

3.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brightwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brightwood is Multiple, with 14.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brightwood is White, with 2.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.84%.

Brightwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater7.02%
High School5.38%
Some College1.82%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Brightwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed0%

Brightwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brightwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,404$88,723
Households$85,735$88,122
Married Families$85,625$-999,999,999
Non Families-$86,675

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brightwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Brightwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brightwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brightwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brightwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam24
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Brightwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+13
65 to 7411
35 to 546
18 to 340
55 to 640

Brightwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White302.42%

Brightwood Veterans by Race

Brightwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brightwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.9%

Labor Force Participation

69.8%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Brightwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brightwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brightwood 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

82.48%

Born in Brightwood

99.77%

Native Born

0.23%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.77% of Brightwood residents were born in the United States, with 82.48% having been born in Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brightwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,26724612.17%
20232,02124613.86%
20221,77541630.61%
20211,359765.92%
20201,283887.36%
20191,195-104-8.01%
20181,299-171-11.63%
20171,4701087.93%
20161,362-341-20.02%
20151,70327519.26%
20141,428-10-0.7%
20131,438936.91%
20121,345453.46%
20111,30029929.87%
20101,00100%

Brightwood Population by Year