Brighton is a suburb in Metro Detroit in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,444. Brighton forms part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. It is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County, and incorporates land that was part of Brighton, Green Oak and Genoa townships. Brighton was established in 1832. It was incorporated as a village in 1867 and as a city in 1928.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2), of which 3.56 square miles (9.22 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.
The city’s median household income in 2009 was $47,668, and the median family income was $77,105. Males had a median income of $48,554 versus $30,877 for females. The city’s per capita income was $29,781. Brighton’s surrounding townships and communities, such as Brighton and Genoa Township, have median household incomes in excess of $90,000, making it one of the more prosperous places in Michigan. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over in the 2000 census. At the 2010 census the city had 7,444 people, 3,603 households, and 1,811 families. The population density was 2,091.0 inhabitants per square mile (807.3/km2).
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