Brighton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brighton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 2,897 as of July 1, 2016. Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 33.4392 and longitude -86.9454 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 509 feet.

The City of Brighton (GNIS ID: 2403925) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Brighton is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Woodward Crossing.

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


Total Population 2,897
Population in Households 2,878
Population in Familes 2,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 2,042
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,085
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 688
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 656 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 287 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $57,224
Average Home Value $66,997


Median Household Income $26,089
Average Household Income $34,836
Per Capita Income $13,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.05%
Households -0.29% -0.06%
Families -0.18% -0.23%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 167 71st
Population Density1 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 219 63rd
Median Household Income # 542 7th
Per Capita Income # 573 1st

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