Brighton, Iowa

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Brighton is a city in Washington County, Iowa, United States. It part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 687 at the 2000 census.



Brighton is located at 41°10′24″N 91°49′15″W / 41.17333°N 91.82083°W / 41.17333; -91.82083 (41.173361, -91.820784)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Brighton is located where Iowa State Road 78 and Iowa State Road 1 meet, and is located near the Skunk River and near Lake Darling State Park.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 687 people, 285 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 955.3 people per square mile (368.4/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 419.9/sq mi (161.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.27% White, 0.44% African American and 0.29% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,139, and the median income for a family was $35,781. Males had a median income of $27,450 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,140. About 8.9% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

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