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Brighton, New York - Basic Facts

The Brighton Census Designated Place had a population of 36,999 as of July 1, 2016. Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brighton is located at latitude 43.1188 and longitude -77.5811 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Brighton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Brighton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389242) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brighton Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brighton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe 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.

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


Total Population 36,999
Population in Households 34,713
Population in Familes 24,969
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,286
Population Density1 2,401
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 16,119
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 8,593
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,962 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,157 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,334 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $178,095
Average Home Value $228,191


Median Household Income $64,014
Average Household Income $93,094
Per Capita Income $42,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.15%
Households 0.22% 0.21%
Families -0.03% 0.05%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 28 98th
Population Density1 # 356 70th
Diversity Index2 # 292 76th
Median Household Income # 502 58th
Per Capita Income # 275 77th

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