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Statistics and Facts of Brighton Michigan

Population (year 2000): 6,701. Estimated population in July 2006: 7,263 (+8.4% change)
Males: 3,129 (46.7%)
Females: 3,572 (53.3%)

Livingston County

Median resident age: 37.4 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48114, 48116

Estimated median household income in 2005: $50,800 (it was $47,897 in 2000)
Brighton: $50,800
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $201,300 (it was $156,400 in 2000)
Brighton: $201,300
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (22.8%), English (17.1%), Irish (13.7%), Polish (11.7%), Italian (7.6%), Scottish (5.3%)

Elevation: 920 feet

Land area: 3.61 square miles. Population density: 1977 people per square mile (low)

For population 25 years and over in Brighton
High school or higher: 91.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.0%
Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
Unemployed: 4.3%

Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brighton city
Never married: 26.4%
Now married: 51.3%
Separated: 0.6%
Widowed: 9.0%
Divorced: 12.8%

237 residents are foreign born
This city: 3.5%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Brighton: 1.5% ($2,400)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (17.7 miles, pop. 114,024)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (47.8 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (271.8 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Whitmore Lake, MI (7.7 miles), South Lyon, MI (10.1 miles), Howell, MI (11.7 miles), Pinckney, MI (12.0 miles), Milford, MI (13.4 miles), Barton Hills, MI (14.6 miles), Dexter, MI (14.9 miles), Wixom, MI (17.2 miles)

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 83.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,344 (+64.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 971 (26.6%)

Area code: 810

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 17 (15 officers)
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 2.10
US city average: 3.00

Hospital/medical center in Brighton:

Other hospitals/medical centers near Brighton:

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Brighton:
WILLOW RUN (about 28 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Brighton:
BRIGHTON (about 4 miles; BRIGHTON, MI; ID: 45G)
RAETHER (about 5 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 4Y1)
AERONUT PARK (about 7 miles; HOWELL, MI; ID: 13M)

Amtrak station near Brighton:
17 miles: ANN ARBOR (325 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Local government website:

Colleges/Universities in Brighton:
ROSS MEDICAL EDUCATION CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 18; Location: 5757 WHITMORE LAKE RD STE 800; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brighton:
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 17 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 35,684)
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 5,436)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 30 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 31 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT (about 32 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,734)
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,616)

Private high school in Brighton:
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: PO BOX 839; Grades: 5 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Brighton:
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,411; Location: 7878 BRIGHTON ROAD; Grades: 01 - 12)
SCRANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 881; Location: 8415 MALTBY ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
MALTBY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 824; Location: 4740 BAUER ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
HARTLAND FARMS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 817; Location: 581 TAYLOR ROAD; Grades: 05 - 06)
MILLER SCHOOL (Students: 586; Location: 850 SPENCER ROAD; Grades: KG - KG)
LINDBOM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 561; Location: 1010 STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
HORNUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 550; Location: 4680 BAUER ROAD; Grades: 01 - 05)
HAWKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 8900 LEE ROAD; Grades: 01 - 05)
SPENCER ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 494; Location: 10639 SPENCER ROAD; Grades: 01 - 05)
HARTLAND LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 459; Location: 687 TAYLOR ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)

Private elementary/middle schools in Brighton:
ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 710 RICKETT ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8)
BRIGHTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 5291 ETHEL ST; Grades: PK - KG)

Library in Brighton:
BRIGHTON DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,164,082; Location: 100 LIBRARY DRIVE; 62,081 books; 5,394 audio materials; 4,668 video materials; 345 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.1 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 56.3%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 4.9%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 5.1%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 1.2%
Whole state: 4.8%

Notable residents
George W. Romney - Buried at Brighton's Fairview Cemetery. Republican. Board chairman and president, American Motors; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 12th Senatorial District; Governor of Michigan; resigned 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; member of Wayne State University board of governors.

Kinsley S. Bingham - Bingham was elected as the first Republican Governor of Michigan in 1854 and was re-elected in 1856; he was the first Republican to be elected Governor of any state. He was known as the farmer-governor of Michigan and was instrumental in establishing the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan (today, Michigan State University). Actively campaigned for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. Bingham was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858 and served in the 36th and 37th Congresses from March 4, 1859, until his death on October 5, 1861, he is interred in Old Village Cemetery in Brighton.

Drew Henson - starred as a high school football, basketball and baseball player at Brighton High School, setting a national record for home runs hit, went on to play quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, and briefly played for the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys

Denny McLain - Star pitcher for the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, and 1968 Cy Young award winner resides in the Brighton area (Pinckney).

Mickey Stanley - Very popular outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, and famous for switching to Shortstop in the 1968 World Series has lived in the Brighton area since 1978.

Danny Spanos - Had hit album "passion in the dark" in 1983, and a hit single off the album called "Hot Cherie". He also played drums for Redbone, a band most famous for its hit single "come and get your love" in the 1970s, at the time going under his given name "George Spannos".

Matthew Lillard - Lived in Brighton for a brief time from 4th grade until Junior year of high school whereafter he moved to California to begin his film acting career.

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