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Overview

Introduction to Brighton, Michigan

Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston county, is 18 miles N of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center) and 39 miles W of Detroit, Michigan.

Brighton History

Brighton, in Livingstone County, was initially part of Green Oak Township. In April of 1838, Brighton separated from Green Oak Township to form its own existence. The first person to purchase land in present day Brighton was Hugh Alexander, in December 1833, but the original settler was actually Elijah Marsh in 1832. A post office was established during this time, and Elijah Marsh was the postmaster.

Brighton and Nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
  • Island Lake Recreation Area
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame

Things To Do In Brighton

Museums nearby include Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Plymouth Historical Museum, and Motorsports Hall of Fame, all of which have a variety of antiquities on display. Island Lake Recreation Area offers provisions for recreational activities, like canoeing, and boating. Huron Meadows Metropark has a golf course, hiking trails, and nature trails. W.J. Beal Botanical Garden displays a diverse array of plant species.

Brighton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.

Brighton Higher Education

Colleges and universities located near Brighton are the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, Eastern Michigan University, and Madonna University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,550
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+3,794
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38.3%
Median Earnings25+$46,112
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$2
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,538

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,908
% Above Poverty Level90%
% Below Poverty Level10%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$890
Median House Value$174,100

Ancestry

German26.7%
Irish16.9%
Polish15.5%
English11.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Italian7.1%
Scottish4.8%
French Except Basque3.6%
Dutch2.7%
Canadian2.1%
Czech1.9%
Belgian1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Serbian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Australian0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Brighton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Livingston County
Standard Zip Codes48114, 48116
Phone Area Codes810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.57
Approximate Longitude-83.75

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)

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches
StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance30.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dexter4,319$99,746
Howell9,507$56,506
Milford6,434$100,395
Pinckney2,590$86,250
South Lyon11,672$98,309

Brighton Public Libraries

Brighton District Library
100 LIBRARY DRIVE
Brighton, Michigan
(810) 229-6571

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Brighton Hospitals

Brighton Hospital
(Non-profit)
12851 E Grand River

Brighton Public Schools

Hilton Road Elementary School
9600 Hilton Rd
ZIP: 48114
(810) 299-3950
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Hartland Farms Intermediate School
581 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 48114
(810) 626-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 842
Hartland Lakes Elementary School
687 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 48114
(810) 626-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Spencer Road Elementary School
10639 Spencer Rd
ZIP: 48114
(810) 299-4350
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Flextech High School
7707 Conference Center Road
ZIP: 48114
(810) 344-3366
High
Total Enrollment 251
Maltby Intermediate School
4740 Bauer Rd
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 840
Hornung Elementary School
4680 Bauer Rd
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Bridge Alternative High School
125 South Church St
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-4046
High
Total Enrollment 76
Hawkins Elementary School
8900 Lee Rd
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Brighton High School
7878 Brighton Rd
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-4100
High
Total Enrollment 2099
Scranton Middle School
8415 Maltby Rd
ZIP: 48116
(810) 299-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Wsc Academy - Brighton Campus
10355 Citation Dr
ZIP: 48116
(734) 794-0218
High
Total Enrollment 40
Charyl Stockwell Academy - High School
1032 Karl Greimel Dr
ZIP: 48116
(810) 225-9940
Other
Total Enrollment 410

Brighton Private Schools

Maple Tree Montessori Academy
2944 S Old Us Highway 23
ZIP: 48114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Cornerstone Christian School
9455 Hilton Rd
ZIP: 48114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
Shepherd Of The Lakes Lutheran School
2101 S Hacker Rd
ZIP: 48114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St Patrick School
1001 Orndorf Dr
ZIP: 48116
Elementary
Total Enrollment 436
Brighton Montessori
5291 Ethel St
ZIP: 48116
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Holy Spirit Catholic School
9565 Musch Rd
ZIP: 48116
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
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