Income/capita 58%
Household income 54%
Unemployment 183%
Income per capita$12,620$24,736$29,829
Median household income$25,205$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$29,083$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,844$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$13,681$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$11,698$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate13.2%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level34.6%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brighton is 58% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brighton is 54% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brighton is 183% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brighton is 129% higher than the national average

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      Brighton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector26.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%11.2%
      Public administration1.7%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%1.4%
      Education, health & social services2.3%21.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mountain Brook, AL20,532$129,777135%
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,529$100,07881%
      Vestavia Hills, AL34,243$93,17868%
      Meadowbrook, AL8,534$93,13968%
      Helena, AL17,630$84,88853%
      Brighton, AL2,868$25,20554%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Elkins, AR2,867$55,7351%
      Syracuse, IN2,867$43,70421%
      Lakeview, OR2,867$38,95330%
      Garrettsville, OH2,870$58,2505%
      Refugio, TX2,866$47,03915%
      Brighton, AL2,868$25,20554%
      Source: The Brighton, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).