Brighton, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Brighton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 674 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 41.1747 and longitude -91.8196 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.

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Brighton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 674
Population in Households 674
Population in Familes 517
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $48,082
Average Household Income $60,374
Per Capita Income $25,418


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $77,647
Average Home Value $90,206


Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.4% 0.47%
Households 0.44% 0.5%
Families 0.2% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 2018 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 # 394 61st
Population Density # 385 62nd
Diversity Index # 571 44th
Median Household Income # 789 22nd
Per Capita Income # 797 21st

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