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Brighton, New York - Basic Facts

The Brighton Census Designated Place had a population of 36,925 as of July 1, 2019. 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 43.1476 and longitude -77.5506 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Brighton Census Designated Place 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 Rochester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brighton, NY Housing Affordability Index is 138
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
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, NY Wealth Index is 135
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
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 36,925
Population in Households 34,646
Population in Familes 24,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,279
Population Density 2,397
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,755
Average Household Income $105,664
Per Capita Income $47,115
Wealth Index3 135

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,377 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,653 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,317 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $185,648
Housing Affordability Index2 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,030
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 8,520
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 0.09% -0.08%
Households 0.09% -0.08%
Families -0.11% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Brighton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brighton to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 28 98th
Population Density # 359 70th
Diversity Index # 288 76th
Median Household Income # 473 61st
Per Capita Income # 261 78th

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