Brighton, Alabama

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Brighton is a city near Birmingham, Alabama, United States and located just east of Hueytown. At the 2000 census the population was 3,640. It is one of four cities in Jefferson County named after cities in Great Britain. Many of its early settlers were of English descent and named the town after the English tourist and resort city of Brighton which is located on the English Channel.



Brighton is located at 33°26′20″N 86°56′44″W / 33.438958°N 86.945442°W / 33.438958; -86.945442.[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,640 people, 1,413 households, and 921 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,599.1 people per square mile (1,003.9/km²). There were 1,636 housing units at an average density of 1,168.2/sq mi (451.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 9.01% White, 89.12% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 1.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,413 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.9% were married couples living together, 29.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

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