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Population in 2010: 1,456. Population change since 2000: +0.4%
Males: 730  (50.1%)
Females: 726  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53168.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $80,823 (it was $70,078 in 2000)
Brighton:

$80,823
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,483

Brighton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $266,184 (it was $190,800 in 2000)
Brighton:

$266,184
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $369,637; Detached houses: $397,155; Townhouses or other attached units: $212,132; Mobile homes: $30,622

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Brighton races chart
  • White alone - 1,407 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 25 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.5%)

Races in Brighton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brighton: 206.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (44.8%), Irish (14.8%), English (8.9%), Polish (8.6%), French (6.3%), Italian (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 41 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Brighton:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brighton town:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 65.5%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

13 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Brighton town:  1.4% ($2,716)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Brighton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kenosha, WI (14.3 miles , pop. 90,352).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (31.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (58.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Paddock Lake, WI (1.7 miles ), Silver Lake, WI (2.3 miles ), Paris, WI (2.4 miles ), Eagle Lake, WI (2.4 miles ), Lily Lake, WI (2.4 miles ), Wheatland, WI (2.4 miles ), Union Grove, WI (2.5 miles ), Salem, WI (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $279,400
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $487,100
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $355,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $402,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $295,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $284,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $294,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.62 N, Longitude: 88.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Brighton household income distribution Brighton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Metal and metal products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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Average climate in Brighton, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Brighton-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Brighton town center injured 20 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 23.4 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 75 people.

Earthquake activity:

Brighton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from Brighton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kenosha County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brighton topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Brighton:

  • SOUTHERN WI CTR FDD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)
  • WI VETERANS HOME-BOLAND HALL (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)
  • OAK RIDGE CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)

Amtrak station near Brighton:

  • 13 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brighton:

  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 15 miles; Kenosha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,732)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 15 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,178)
  • Carthage College (about 16 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • College of Lake County (about 19 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 5,779)
  • Carroll University (about 28 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • McHenry County College (about 28 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 3,149)
  • Marquette University (about 31 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,743)

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Notable locations in Brighton: Brightonwoods Orchard (A), Sky Blue Farm (B), Union League Boys Camp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Brighton: Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Francis Xavier Church Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Flanagan Lake (A), Friendship Lake (B), League Lake (C), Vern Wolf Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brighton include: Brighton Dale Park (1), Richard Bong State Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Kenosha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.6. This is about average.
City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2003 was 0.477. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.477
U.S.:

0.572
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6


Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brighton, WI

Brighton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Brighton town (based on Kenosha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.19%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodMuslim EstimateUnited Methodist Church
Adherents61.5%11.6%4.4%3.3%3.0%
Congregations16.3%9.8%7.6%2.2%10.9%
NameAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionNorth American Baptist ConferenceLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%1.7%1.4%1.0%9.2%
Congregations3.3%5.4%3.3%3.3%38.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Here:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Kenosha County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 115
Kenosha County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kenosha County:

7.6%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

6.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($508 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lake County, IL  1.94% ($44,480 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.91% ($38,998)
from Cook County, IL  0.55% ($52,063)


6.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($364 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

0.07%
Wisconsin average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Racine County, WI  1.16% ($38,913 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.94% ($41,573)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.49% ($36,510)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brighton:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brighton:

  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WIIL (95.1 FM; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WEXT (104.7 FM; STURTEVANT, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Brighton:

  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brighton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • UNITY, N Of Hwy 153 On Cty F (Lat: 44.826389 Lon: -90.241111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WQHL593
    Assigned Frequencies: 934.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2007, Expiration Date: 08/31/2017, Certifier: Diane K Miller
    Registrant: State Of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Phone: (608) 266-2497, Fax: (608) 267-4495, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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