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Overview

Introduction to Brighton, New York

Brighton, New York, in Monroe county, is 3 miles E of Rochester, New York and 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Rochester metropolitan area.

Brighton History

This town was first settled in by Europeans in 1790. It was not formally established, however, until 1814, still making it one of the oldest towns of Monroe County. It was named after Brighton, England, and developed as a brick making and farming community until the 20th century.

Brighton and nearby Attractions

  • The Historic Buckland Farmhouse
  • Adirondack Park Preserve
  • Lake Clear
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Westfall

Things To Do In Brighton

The Brighton Recreation Open House plans and organizes games and fun activities throughout the year. There are a number of lakes and parks in the area which provide a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. They also have facilities like playgrounds, picnic pavilions, indoor and outdoor pools and sports fields and cours.

Brighton Transportation

Greater Rochester International Airport is nearby.

Brighton Higher Education

Nazareth College of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College, the University of Rochester and Monroe Community College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 36,929
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 18,522
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.9%
Median Earnings25+ $47,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,718
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,224

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,343
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.8%
Median Gross Rent $943
Median House Value $170,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.6%
Irish 15.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brighton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Monroe
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14610
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.147
Longitude -77.55

Brighton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station BROCKPORT
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 30.2 inches
Station HEMLOCK
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Rochester 6,678 $56,528
Fairport 5,362 $80,710
Henrietta 43,453 $80,867
Irondequoit 51,337 $68,167
Pittsford 29,608 $119,976

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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