Brighton, Iowa

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Brighton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 13% Brighton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Brighton, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Senior Citizens 4 2
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 1
Median Family Income 3 1
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 5 3
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Brighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles SW of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 194 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 52540
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.174
Longitude -91.819

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 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
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Brighton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 687 100%
Male 340 49.5%
Female 347 50.5%
Under 18 176 25.6%
18+ 511 74.4%
65+ 90 13.1%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 2.92
White 682 99.3%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Brighton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 693
Growth 6
Growth % 0.9%

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 43.7%
US/American 13.3%
English 12.2%
Dutch 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Irish 5.8%
French (except Basque) 3%
Polish 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
European 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.4%
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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:

East Pleasant Plain (52540)
Germanville (52540)

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 687 $35,781
Lockridge 275 $38,750
Pleasant Plain 131 $31,250
Richland 587 $46,806
Washington 7,047 $44,497
Wayland 945 $40,909
West Chester 159 $41,250
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