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Brighton is located at 41°10'24" North, 91°49'15" West (41.173361, -91.820784).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 687 people, 285 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density is 368.4/km² (955.3/mi²). There are 302 housing units at an average density of 161.9/km² (419.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 99.27% White, 0.44% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 285 households out of which 29.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% are married couples living together, 8.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 28.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $30,139, and the median income for a family is $35,781. Males have a median income of $27,450 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,140. 14.1% of the population and 8.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.3% of those under the age of 18 and 21.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Brighton businesses include:
- Burr Oak Lodge and Spa (Bed and Breakfast)
- Brighton Meat Locker Family Farm Foods (Locally produced meat products) 2720 Ivy Ave, Washington, IA 52353, Phone: 319-653-2604
- Brighton Outdoorsman (Hunting and fishing memorabilia, guns and ammo) 212 East Washington, Brighton, IA 52540 Phone: 319-694-4014
- Nola's Homespun Boutique / Juke Box Deli (Gifts, Clothing, Lawn Ornaments, and 50's Deli) 211 North Taylor, Brighton, IA 52540 Phone: 319-694-4006
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