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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Brighton is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 7,567. 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.
About Brighton...
Population
7,567

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$929
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Brighton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    78.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,244.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Brighton

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,530
National
$55,322
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Brighton, Michigan is a big city. Not too big, but big nonetheless. Attending the public schools has provided many kids a variety of opportunities while also getting a quality education. The neighborhoods are safe and, overall, clean. It within driving distance of some of the biggest attractions in not only Michigan, but also Ohio. The city is cookie-cutter. Some people might be drawn to the sprawling strip malls and populous neighborhoods; however, you can easily get lost in Brighton. Every where you go, you will see people you know but are not friends with--acquaintances. Don't get me wrong, the city has served me well and provided me with a comfortable and safe life so far. But I guess I just prefer the close-knit, small town feel.
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Brighton, Michigan is a very peaceful city overall. I think the educational system in this city are very well rounded. I personally went to Brighton public schools all of my life until college. I found that people here are in majority striving to be successful. The business in Brighton flourish pretty consistently, and the community has several different kinds of events that occur annually. One of the drawbacks of this city is that it is not very diverse. I think diversity is a huge component that this city is missing because it creates a more accepting, different culture.
Brighton is a growing area that offers great shopping, recreation, and a beautiful downtown experience. Awesome restaurants and activities for all ages. Close to metroparks. Family friendly and an awesome place to raise a family. Great schools and a tone of lakes to enjoy!