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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$47,897
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brighton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Ore Creek
Developed around a gristmill
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Smokin? Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Art Festival - Aug. 11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brighton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Island Lake Recreation Area, Kensington Metropark, Huron Meadows Metropark
Colleges and universities: Ross Technical Institute
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brighton was $28,393, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

31% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Brighton festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Government
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $605.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,199.


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Libraries

Libraries in Brighton include Brighton District Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Livingston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Brighton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Brighton include Courtyard by Marriott/Brighton, Holiday Inn Express, Homewood Suites.

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