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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Brighton is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 7,649. Brighton is in Livingston County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Brighton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brighton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brighton are highly rated.

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About Brighton...
Population
7,649

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,064
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    52.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    13
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    52.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    104.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,861
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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