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City of Brighton

  •   State: 
    Livingston County
      County FIPS: 
    42°31′36″N 83°47′02″W
      Area total: 
    3.69 sq mi
      Area land: 
    3.51 sq mi (9.10 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.18 sq mi (0.46 km²)
    925 ft (282 m)
    1832; Settled 1832; Incorporated 1867 (village) 1928 (city)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,118.95 residents per square mile of area (818.06/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Brighton is a city in southeastern Livingston County, Michigan, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,444. Brighton forms part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. The city's median household income in 2009 was $47,668, and the median family income was $77,105. Brighton exhibits what is known as a continental climate biome. Within the heart of the Great Lakes region, Brighton weather ranges from warm summers with occasional thunderstorms to cold, dry winters with moderate to heavy snowfall. Brighton's surrounding townships and communities, such as Brighton and Genoa Township, have median household incomes in excess of $90,000, making it one of the more prosperous places in Michigan. Brighton was established in 1832. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as aCity in 1928. It is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County. It incorporates land that was part of Brighton, Green Oak and GenOA townships. It has an area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km²), of which 3.56 square miles of land and 0.13 square mile (0.34 km²) is water. In the 2000 census the city had 6,701 people, 3,103 households, and 1,746 families. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was2.81. The median age was 43.4 years, and 19% of the city's population was under age 18.


Brighton was established in 1832. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1928. It is located in the South East of England, near the border with Wales. The city is home to the Brighton and Hove Festival, which takes place in the summer. It also has its own museum, the Brighton Museum, which is open to the public in the winter. The Brighton Museum is open from November to April every year. It has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art, many of which have been donated by the public. The museum also has a museum of its own, which dates back to 1832 and is called the Museum of Brighton & Hove. It opened in 1833 and is located on the south coast of the North East coast of England. The village of Brighton was founded in 1834 and became a town in 1866. It became a city on January 1, 1928. The town was incorporated in 1928 and became Brighton in 1931. It had a population of 2,500 when it was first established. It now has a population in excess of 3,000. It's the largest city in the North-East of England and the second-largest city in Scotland, after London. It lies on the River Thames and the River Mersey, which runs through the centre of the city. The North Sea is the city's main source of water supply, and the city has a number of smaller rivers and estuaries, including the River Orwell.


Brighton exhibits what is known as a continental climate biome. Within the heart of the Great Lakes region, Brighton weather ranges from warm summers with occasional thunderstorms to cold, dry winters with moderate to heavy snowfall. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has an area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km²), of which 3.56 square miles is land and 0.13 sq miles (0.34 km²) is water. The city is located in the Upper Great Lakes basin. The Brighton area has a population of 2,816. The area has an average annual rainfall of 1.7 inches (3.2 m) and an average yearly temperature of 0.8 °C (1.4 °F). The city has a history dating back to the 18th century. It is located on the banks of the Grand River, which flows through the center of the city. Brighton is in the state of Michigan, which has a long history of being part of the Lower Great Lakes area. It also has a short history as part of Michigan's Upper Great Lake region, which began in the 17th century and stretches to the tip of the Adirondack Mountains. It has a latitude and longitude of 7.2°S (23.7°E), with an average daily rainfall of 2.6 inches (5.0 km) and a maximum monthly rainfall of 3 inches (8.7 mm).


The city's median household income in 2009 was $47,668, and the median family income was $77,105. Males had a median income of $48,554 versus $30,877 for females. Brighton's surrounding townships and communities, such as Brighton and Genoa Township, have median household incomes in excess of $90,000. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18. The city's racial makeup was 99.76% White, 0.7% African American, 1.6% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was. 2.81. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. There were 3,905 housing units at an average density of 1,096.9 per square mile (423.5/km²). The city’s median age was 43.4 years, and for every 100 males there were 81.8 males. The. city's gender makeup was 46. 2% male and 53.8% female. The population density was 1,857.0 inhabitants per squaremile (717.0/km1) and the. average. household size is 2.15. For. every 100 Females, there are 3,241 housing units. at anAverage. density of 898.2 per square miles (807.3/km3).


The city of Brighton's wastewater treatment plant facility is in Hamburg Township. The city's two water plants also serve the city and parts of Genoa, Brighton and Hamburg townships. Fire service for the city is provided through a separate governmental entity called the Brighton Area Fire Authority. Library services for theCity are provided through the Brighton District Library, which also serves the townships of Brighton, Genoa and Green Oak. Recreation services are provided by the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority. The Brighton Area Schools are also provided by a separate government entity called Brighton Area School District, which serves the Townships of Brighton and Genoa. The City of Brighton is located in southeastern Livingston County, Michigan. It is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and is located near the towns of Hamburg, Brighton, and GreenOak. The town of Brighton has a population of about 4,000. The water treatment plant serves the city, as well as parts of Hamburg and Brighton townships, and the town of Green Oak, which is in northern Livingston County. The wastewater treatment facility also serves parts of the Town of Hamburg. The Water Treatment Plant is located at the end of a road that runs through Hamburg Township and into Brighton. The Wastewater Treatment Facility is in the center of Hamburg Township, and also serves Brighton, Green Oak and other parts of Brighton. It was built in the early 1900s and is the oldest water treatment facility in the state. It has been in operation since the early 20th century.

Business district

Brighton has two major shopping malls: Brighton Mall on the north side of town off of I-96 Exit 145 is a former enclosed mall which was rebuilt in 1996 as a power center. Green Oak Village Place is a lifestyle center complex on the east side of the town. A bronze nude entitled Decision Pending, purchased as part of the 2006 Brighton Biennial, generated some controversy and an unsuccessful campaign to relocate the statue. Several initiatives to revitalize downtown, such as streetscape improvements and displayed art, have been well received. The town's major business districts are downtown and on either side of city. The city has a reputation for being a good place to live, especially in the summer and early fall. It has a population of about 3,000. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, with a population growth rate of 1.6% to 2.7% in the last five years. It also has the highest crime rate in the U.S. and the second-highest murder rate in New Hampshire. It was the site of the deadliest shooting in the United States since September 11, 2001. It had the third-highest homicide rate in 2007, behind New York City and Washington, D.C., with a rate of 3.7%. It has the fourth-highest crime rate, after New York and New Jersey, and the fifth-highest in the nation. It's the only city in the South to have a mayor and a city council.

In popular culture

Brighton is the primary setting of the analog horror web series, The Walten Files. Brighton is also the setting for the film adaptation of The Godfather: Part II.Brighton has also been used as a setting in the film version of The Lord of the Rings: The Holy Grail, and the film's sequel, The Last King of Scotland. Brighten is the setting of a popular children's book series, also set in Brighton.Brighten is also a setting for a popular horror film, The Godparents: Part Two.Bright on the other hand is a popular film and TV series, with the film based on the book being a remake of the classic film. Bright on the Other Side of the Moon is a children's movie based on a novel by Stephen King, and a film of the same name, also based on Stephen King’s novel, is based on "The Godfather": Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight, Part Nine, Part Ten, Part Eleven, Part Twelve, Part Thirteen, Part Fifteen, Part Twenty, Part F, Part E, Fives, FIVE, FIFTEEN, Fifties, Fifty, Fulsome, Fuses, Guls, Fens, Guts, Furs, Finches, Fractions, Fights, Furies, Fears, Fools, Foul Play, Fores, Fangs, Fungus, Fortunes, Fences, Fruits, Figs, Fowl.


Brighton Area Schools has 2 middle schools-Scranton and Maltby, a high school, and a few elementary schools. There is three private elementary and middle schools: Cornerstone Church And School, Holy Sprit Academy, and Shepheard of the Lakes Lutheran School. The high school is Livingston Christian High School, and there is a middle school (same name) The middle school is also called Livingston Middle School and is located in the same building as the high school. The elementary school is called Scranton Elementary School and has a few different names. The middle and high schools are called Maltby Elementary and Livingston High School. It is also known as the "Middle School of the Lake" because of its location in the middle of the lake. It has two elementary schools and one middle school. It also has a private high school called Livingston Christian School, which is located on Livingston Road. The school also has an elementary school and a private middle school, which are known as "Livingston Middle School" and "Livington High School" It has one high school and one private elementary school, as well as a few other private schools. It was founded in the 1950s by the Brighton School District. The current school district was formed in the 1970s. The district has been in operation since the 1980s and is now in its current location. The schools are located on the banks of the Great Lakes River, which runs through the center of the town. The town has a population of about 4,000.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan = 80.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Brighton = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 7,446 individuals with a median age of 39.2 age the population grows by 7.39% in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,118.95 residents per square mile of area (818.06/km²). There are average 2.85 people per household in the 6,628 households with an average household income of $85,561 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.20% of the available work force and has dropped -10.42% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 5.96%. The number of physicians in Brighton per 100,000 population = 89.9.


The annual rainfall in Brighton = 30.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 28.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 172. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 89.97%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $161,270 and home appreciation of -24.80%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.97 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,735 per student. There are 20.1 students for each teacher in the school, 779 students for each Librarian and 701 students for each Counselor. 9.65% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.17% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 14.56% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Brighton's population in Livingston County, Michigan of 2,754 residents in 1900 has increased 2,7-fold to 7,446 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.02% female residents and 50.98% male residents live in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan are married and the remaining 29.37% are single population.

  • 33.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Brighton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    88.25% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.85% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.13% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, 89.97% are owner-occupied homes, another 5.67% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.36% are vacant.

  • The 35.57% of the population in Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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