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Income/capita 28%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 12%
IndexBrightonIowaNational
Income per capita$21,384$28,872$29,829
Median household income$45,781$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,692$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,036$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$34,196$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$18,889$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level13.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brighton is 28% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brighton is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brighton is 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brighton is 8% lower than the national average

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      $30,517$45,781$91,562
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Brighton median earnings by income bracket

      Brighton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.5%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector42.5%13.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.9%19.0%
      Public administration4.8%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services6.8%41.6%
      Other18.5%21.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westwood, IA96$101,66784%
      Harper, IA96$60,83310%
      Libertyville, IA371$58,8646%
      Richland, IA651$58,2955%
      Maharishi Vedic City, IA583$57,5004%
      Brighton, IA595$45,78117%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Idaville, IN595$56,1181%
      Mayesville, SC595$31,92342%
      Buda, IL595$41,69125%
      Sutherland, IA595$45,57718%
      St. Meinrad, IN595$53,6963%
      Brighton, IA595$45,78117%
      Source: The Brighton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).