Brighton is a suburb in Metro Detroit in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,444. Brighton forms part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. It is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County, and incorporates land that was part of Brighton, Green Oak and Genoa townships.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km), of which 3.56 square miles (9.22 km) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km) is water.
The city’s median household income in 2009 was $47,668, and the median family income was $77,105. Males had a median income of $48,554 versus $30,877 for females. The city’s per capita income was $29,781. Brighton’s surrounding townships and communities, such as Brighton and Genoa Township, have median household incomes in excess of $90,000, making it one of the more prosperous places in Michigan. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over in the 2000 census.
As of the census of 2010, the city had 7,444 people, 3,603 households, and 1,811 families. The population density was 2,091.0 inhabitants per square mile (807.3/km). There were 3,905 housing units at an average density of 1,096.9 per square mile (423.5/km). The city’s racial makeup was 96.0% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
There were 3,603 households, of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.7% were non-families. 42.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 43.4 years. 19% of the city’s population was under age 18; 7.1% was between age 18 and 24; 26% was from age 25 to 44; 26.1% was from 45 to 64; and 21.7% was age 65 or older. The city’s gender makeup was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.
As of the census of 2000, the city had 6,701 people, 3,103 households, and 1,746 families. The population density was 1,857.0 per square mile (716.7/km²). There were 3,241 housing units at an average density of 898.2 per square mile (346.6/km²). The city’s racial makeup was 99.76% White, 0.034% African American, 0.042% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.0093% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population.
There were 3,103 households, of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87.
21.7% of the city’s population was under age 18, 8.5% was from age 18 to 24, 31.9% was from age 25 to 44, 21.4% was from age 45 to 64, and 16.6% was age 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.