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Brighton is a village in Macoupin County, in the Saint Louis metro area. (The community straddles Macoupin and Jersey counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Brighton. For links to other places called Brighton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brighton is 39.039N. The longitude is -90.14W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,313.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macoupin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62012 ZIP code.
30% 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 $16,453, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $341. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Libraries in Brighton include Brighton Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Macoupin 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 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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