Brighton, Illinois

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Comparative Profile of Brighton, Illinois

Comparing Brighton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Senior Citizens 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
People Living Alone 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Brighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 62012
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.039
Longitude -90.14

Brighton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 31.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Brighton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,196 100%
Male 1,061 48.3%
Female 1,135 51.7%
Under 18 584 26.6%
18+ 1,612 73.4%
65+ 319 14.5%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.06
White 2,161 98.4%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 10 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 19 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 1.1%

Estimated Brighton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,324
Growth 128
Growth % 5.8%

Brighton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.9%
English 16.5%
US/American 14.6%
Irish 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.9%
Italian 3.4%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
European 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 1.2%
Polish 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brighton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Miles Station (62012)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brighton 2,196 $43,167
Alton 30,496 $37,910
Bunker Hill 1,801 $45,885
Fidelity 105 $17,083
Godfrey 16,286 $57,971
Royal Lakes 190 $21,042
Shipman 655 $41,250

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