Brighton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brighton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 7,949 as of July 1, 2017. Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 42.5297 and longitude -83.7845 in Livingston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Livingston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 925 feet.

The City of Brighton (GNIS ID: 1625981) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Brighton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,949
Daytime Population: Workers 8,320
Daytime Population: Residents 3,709
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,029
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 7,744
Population in Familes 5,322
Population in Group Qrtrs 205
Population Density2 2,235
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $53,136
Average Household Income $72,525
Per Capita Income $35,857


Total Housing Units 4,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,205 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,648 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $183,159
Average Home Value $190,268


Total Households 3,853
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 1,893
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.91% 0.96%
Households 0.93% 1.0%
Families 0.61% 0.79%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Brighton, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 133 81st
Population Density # 116 83rd
Diversity Index # 401 42nd
Median Household Income # 203 71st
Per Capita Income # 79 89th

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