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Brighton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 676 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 41.1747 and longitude -91.8212 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Brighton (GNIS ID: 2393419) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Brighton is located within Township of Brighton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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, 2016.

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Brighton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 676
Population in Households 676
Population in Familes 527
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 866
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $70,930
Average Home Value $82,598


Median Household Income $43,544
Average Household Income $54,765
Per Capita Income $22,988
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.67%
Households 0.82% 0.77%
Families 0.53% 0.64%
Median Household Income   -1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brighton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 398 61st
Population Density1 # 384 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 624 39th
Median Household Income # 830 18th
Per Capita Income # 863 15th

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