Brighton, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Brighton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Brighton had a population of 2,974 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brighton: Woodward Crossing.

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


Total Population 2,974
Population in Households 2,955
Population in Familes 2,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 2,097
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $26,859
Average Household Income $36,613
Per Capita Income $13,758


Total Housing Units 1,382 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 665 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 444 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $63,946
Average Home Value $73,686


Total Households 1,108
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 697
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 0.12% 0.13%
Households 0.03% 0.09%
Families 0.02% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 165 72nd
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 220 62nd
Median Household Income # 551 5th
Per Capita Income # 572 2nd

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