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Brighton is a city in Livingston County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Brighton, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Brighton. For links to other places called Brighton, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brighton is 42.529N. The longitude is -83.78W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 925 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,029.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Livingston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ann Arbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48116 ZIP code.
19% of Brighton residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $28,393, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $605. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,199.
Libraries in Brighton include Brighton District Library ... View libraries
Livingston 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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