Brighton is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,131 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brighton is the 465th largest community in Illinois.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Brighton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.49% of the Brighton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Brighton is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brighton who work in office and administrative support (11.86%), management occupations (8.36%), and sales jobs (7.81%).
Because of many things, Brighton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brighton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brighton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small village, Brighton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Brighton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.52% of adults 25 and older in Brighton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Brighton in 2018 was $27,387, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,548 for a family of four. However, Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brighton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brighton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brighton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.