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Brighton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Brighton had a population of 2,175 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 39.0409 and longitude -90.1401 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Macoupin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Brighton are located in Macoupin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Jersey County.

The Village of Brighton (GNIS ID: 2397454) 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 Village of Brighton is located within Township of Brighton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Macoupin 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, 2018.

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


Total Population 2,175
Population in Households 2,121
Population in Familes 1,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,162
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $59,793
Average Household Income $71,899
Per Capita Income $28,352


Total Housing Units 895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $120,985
Average Home Value $148,457


Total Households 853
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 611
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 -0.43% -0.53%
Households -0.35% -0.5%
Families 0.0% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Brighton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 489 64th
Population Density # 652 52nd
Diversity Index # 890 35th
Median Household Income # 493 64th
Per Capita Income # 634 54th

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