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Brighton is a town in Tipton County, in the Memphis metro area.
The community is believed named for a railroad conductor with the surname Bright
The latitude of Brighton is 35.483N. The longitude is -89.725W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,068.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Tipton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38011 ZIP code.
7% of Brighton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brighton was $15,432, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $903.
Tipton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.
The average commute time for Brighton workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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