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Income/capita 12%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 19%
IndexBrightonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$26,113$31,502$29,829
Median household income$64,267$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,750$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$50,978$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$27,672$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brighton is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brighton is 16% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brighton is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brighton is 45% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $42,840$64,267$128,534
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Brighton median earnings by income bracket

      Brighton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector25.0%2.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%20.6%
      Public administration4.0%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.2%1.7%
      Education, health & social services7.7%42.2%
      Other22.5%23.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Holiday Shores, IL2,785$83,30751%
      Old Jamestown, MO19,391$77,82341%
      Chesterfield, IL336$68,08823%
      Godfrey, IL17,809$62,84514%
      Shipman, IL594$61,87512%
      Brighton, IL2,316$64,26716%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Watchtower, NY2,316$0100%
      South Roxana, IL2,316$40,89626%
      Pecatonica, IL2,315$58,8646%
      Trenton, FL2,315$34,52438%
      Fredonia, KS2,317$37,31933%
      Brighton, IL2,316$64,26716%
      Source: The Brighton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).