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Brighton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Brighton had a population of 2,201 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 39.0398 and longitude -90.1407 in Macoupin County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brighton 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.


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Brighton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brighton, IL Housing Affordability Index is 206
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Brighton, IL Wealth Index is 80
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,201
Population in Households 2,147
Population in Families 1,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density 1,175
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,896
Average Household Income $74,571
Per Capita Income $28,467
Wealth Index3 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 715 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $148,377
Housing Affordability Index2 206
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 862
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 617
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.26% -0.54%
Households -0.2% -0.54%
Families 0.11% -0.62%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Brighton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 487 64th
Population Density # 637 54th
Diversity Index # 888 36th
Median Household Income # 580 58th
Per Capita Income # 737 46th

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