Brighton demographics profile

StatisticBrightonNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)2,39335991
Median age39.138.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%43%43%
Speak English81%70%79%
Speak Spanish3%15%13%
Brighton, NY has a population of 36,875 and is the 1,133rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,393 per sq mi which is 567% higher than the New York average and 2542% higher than the national average. The median age in Brighton is 39 which is approximately 2% higher than the New York average of 38. In Brighton, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 81% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 64% of Brighton residents were born in New York, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 17% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Brighton is 567% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Brighton is 2% higher than New York.
  • In Brighton 79.35% of the population is White.
  • In Brighton 6.56% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Brighton 10.73% of the population is Asian.

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Brighton population breakdown by race

RaceBrightonNew YorkNational
Black or African American6.56%15.60%12.63%
American Indian0.56%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.15%2.93%3.06%
Other race0.60%8.62%4.75%
In Brighton, 3.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Brighton age breakdown

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Age of children in married couples

Source: The Brighton, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).