Brighton, NY

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2022 Population
36,819
0.452% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
0.509% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.08%
5.16% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,570
3.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,500
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,850
2.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brighton, NY had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $78,570. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brighton, NY declined from 36,986 to 36,819, a −0.452% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,852 to $78,570, a 3.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brighton, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.45%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.62%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%), and White (Hispanic) (2.09%).

None of the households in Brighton, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.3% of the residents in Brighton, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brighton, NY are Monroe Community College (1,603 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Brighton, NY was $236,500, and the homeownership rate was 55.6%.

Most people in Brighton, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brighton, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Brighton, NY is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.6% of Brighton, NY residents were born outside of the country (5.73k people).

In 2022, there were 7.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.7k people) in Brighton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.3%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.3% of Brighton, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brighton, NY was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brighton, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.7k ± 903
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.48k ± 564
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.44k ± 600
4.86%
Hispanic Population
1.79k people

In 2022, there were 7.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.7k people) in Brighton, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.44k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.86% of the people in Brighton, NY are hispanic (1.79k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brighton, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.73k people
15.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.82k people

As of 2022, 15.6% of Brighton, NY residents (5.73k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brighton, NY was 15.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    436 ± 221
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    237 ± 148
  3. Korea
    143 ± 81

Brighton, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brighton, NY employs 18.9k people. The largest industries in Brighton, NY are Educational Services (3,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,481 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($105,304), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($92,344), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,679).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,080
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton, NY grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 18.4k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brighton, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,439 people), Management Occupations (2,178 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1,736 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brighton, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.9k
2022 Value
± 1,080
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 7.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brighton, NY grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 18.4k employees to 18.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brighton, NY, are Educational Services (3,902 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,481 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brighton, NY, though some of these residents may live in Brighton, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,745
Median earning men ± $11,592
$47,142
Median earning women ± $6,892

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($101,354), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,393), and Wholesale Trade ($80,833).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,461), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,000), and Wholesale Trade ($70,791).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New York over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brighton, NY awarded 1,603 degrees. The student population of Brighton, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,480 male students and 4,803 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brighton, NY are White (1,052 and 66.4%), followed by Black or African American (214 and 13.5%), Hispanic or Latino (142 and 8.96%), and Asian (100 and 6.31%).

The largest universities in Brighton, NY by number of degrees awarded are Monroe Community College (1,603 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brighton, NY are General Studies (320 and 20%), General Business Administration & Management (118 and 7.36%), and Registered Nursing (96 and 5.99%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,283 students enrolled in Brighton, NY, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,481 records, of which 53.7% were women and 46.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 320 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 96 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Brighton, NY was General Studies with 320 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Brighton, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,603 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Monroe Community College with 1,603 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 673 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brighton, NY, which is 0.724 times less than the 930 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,052 degrees mean that there were 4.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 214 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,756) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($956) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brighton, NY was $236,500 in 2022, which is 0.839 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $206,200 to $236,500, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Brighton, NY is 55.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brighton, NY have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brighton, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brighton, NY is $78,570. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Brighton, NY was Census Tract 127 with a value of $116,132, followed by Census Tract 129 and Census Tract 125, with respective values of $111,330 and $88,977.

Property

$236,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,345
$8,855
Median Property Taxes
±$588

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brighton, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brighton, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.6% of the housing units in Brighton, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Brighton, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 127
  2. Census Tract 129
  3. Census Tract 125

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brighton, NY was Census Tract 127 with a value of $116,132, followed by Census Tract 129 and Census Tract 125, with respective values of $111,330 and $88,977.

The following map shows all of the places in Brighton, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,570
Median Household Income
± $7,209
15.9k
Number of Households
± 1,000

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Brighton, NY grew to $78,570 from the previous year's value of $75,852.

The following chart displays the households in Brighton, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brighton, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.8%)
  3. Carpooled (6.05%)

In 2022, 71.4% of workers in Brighton, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.8%) and those who carpooled to work (6.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brighton, NY have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.944% of the workforce in Brighton, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brighton, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brighton, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.08% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brighton, NY (3.14k out of 34.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brighton, NY is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Brighton, NY has health coverage, with 60.3% on employee plans, 8.71% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 0.676% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see 921 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.33% decrease from the previous year (943 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 319 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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921 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, NY

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see an average of 921 patients per year. This represents a 2.33% decrease from the previous year (943 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 24.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.93%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
8.71%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
0.676%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brighton, NY declined by 1.53% from 2.97% to 2.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brighton, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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