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Brighton township, IL map Land area: 36.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 4,149 (all rural)
Males: 2,049  (49.4%)
Females: 2,100  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,086 (3,497 owner occupied, 589 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

33%


Races in Brighton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.0%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.6%

Median age of males: 37.2
Median age of females: 38.0

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Average household size: 2.72

Brighton township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.07

Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,455 ($39,243 in 1999)
This township:

$45,455
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $470 (lower quartile is $408, upper quartile is $582)
Here:

$470
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,057 (it was $84,700 in 2000)
Brighton township:

$113,057
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,130 - $175,240

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,810
Here:

$184,810
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $681,780
Here:

$681,780
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $75,046
Here:

$75,046
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $102,347
Here:

$102,347
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $438,492
Here:

$438,492
State:

$62,382
Population density: 114 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

8.1%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Brighton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Cemeteries: Asbury Cemetery (1), Stewart Cemetery (2), Dehne Cemetery (3), Miles Station Cemetery (4), Asbury Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Illinois No Name Number 2042 Reservoir (A), Evergreen Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 31 (97% naturalized citizens)

Brighton township:  0.7%
State:  12.3%

62% of Brighton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3345
  • Northeast: 36
  • Midwest: 410
  • South: 211
  • West: 70

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,200

Brighton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

63 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,293
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 33
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • Mobile homes: 223
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $38,600


Housing units in Brighton township with a mortgage: 620 (79 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 306

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 56
  • 1995 to 1998: 158
  • 1990 to 1994: 109
  • 1980 to 1989: 215
  • 1970 to 1979: 427
  • 1960 to 1969: 228
  • 1950 to 1959: 136
  • 1940 to 1949: 63
  • 1939 or earlier: 209

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brighton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 21
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 361
  • 6 rooms: 406
  • 7 rooms: 240
  • 8 rooms: 126
  • 9 or more rooms: 67

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brighton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 4
  • 3 rooms: 32
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Brighton township:

  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 217
  • 3 bedrooms: 790
  • 4 bedrooms: 229
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 39

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brighton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 89
  • 3 bedrooms: 82
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Brighton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 34
  • 1 vehicle: 254
  • 2 vehicles: 673
  • 3 vehicles: 200
  • 4 vehicles: 88
  • 5 or more vehicles: 38

Cars and other vehicles available in Brighton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 108
  • 2 vehicles: 58
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 3

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Metal and metal products (20%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Brighton township:

  • German (33.0%)
  • United States or American (17.6%)
  • English (13.8%)
  • Irish (12.3%)
  • Italian (3.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.5%)
  • Dutch (1.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Korea (35%)
  • Germany (32%)
  • Japan (16%)
  • Philippines (13%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,699 (90%)
  • Carpooled: 142 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 12 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

63 people in nursing homes

98.2% of residents of Brighton township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,049
  • In family households: 3,639 (972 male householders, 199 female householders)
    983 spouses, 1,291 children (1,129 natural, 63 adopted, 99 stepchildren), 30 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 75 other relatives, 76 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 410 (148 male householders (127 living alone)), 200 female householders (170 living alone)), 62 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 63 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 478 2-persons, 285 3-persons, 256 4-persons, 98 5-persons, 20 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 297 1-person, 38 2-persons, 13 3-persons,

832 married couples with children.
184 single-parent households (48 men, 136 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

7.7%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

2.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

11.5%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Brighton township:

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