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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,875
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+18,291
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,921
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,987

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,190
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$951
Median House Value$171,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.4%
Irish14.2%
Italian12.6%
English11.8%
Polish5.9%
Russian3.8%
Scottish2.8%
French Except Basque2.5%
Dutch2.1%
West Indian1.3%
Greek1.3%
Canadian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
Albanian1%
Hungarian1%
Swedish0.9%
African0.9%
Arab0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Turkish0.7%
Czech0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Brighton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monroe County
Standard Zip Codes14610, 14620
Phone Area Codes585
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.14
Approximate 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)

StationROCHESTER MONROE CO AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationBROCKPORT
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip30.2 inches
StationHEMLOCK
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Rochester6,679$59,404
Fairport5,372$78,705
Henrietta43,546$81,598
Irondequoit51,135$68,496
Pittsford29,575$125,000
Rochester210,291$35,284
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