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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Brighton is a suburb of Rochester with a population of 36,272. Brighton is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Brighton offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brighton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brighton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Brighton are highly rated.

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About Brighton...
Population
36,272

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,049
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    44.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    13.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    235.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,406.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

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