Brighton, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 640 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.8%
 
Males: 321  (50.3%)
Females: 319  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 52540.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,850 (it was $30,139 in 2000)
Brighton:

$49,850
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,017 (it was $15,140 in 2000)

Brighton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $76,010 (it was $41,500 in 2000)
Brighton:

$76,010
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $86,205; detached houses: $91,562; mobile homes: $17,461

Median gross rent in 2019: $793.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brighton: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.7%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 80.5% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Brighton, Iowa as of July 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brighton is 150 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (50.4%), European (14.0%), American (8.5%), Irish (4.2%), English (2.5%), French Canadian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/26/1870

Elevation: 750 feet

Land area: 0.72 square miles.

Population density: 890 people per square mile   (low).

Brighton, Iowa map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,307 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $770 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (36.7 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (181.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (219.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pleasant Plain, IA (1.7 miles),
Coppock, IA (2.3 miles),
Wayland, IA (2.9 miles ),
Richland, IA (3.0 miles ),
Washington, IA (3.3 miles ),
West Chester, IA (3.4 miles),
Maharishi Vedic City, IA (3.5 miles ),
Lockridge, IA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.17 N, Longitude: 91.82 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Brighton, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brighton, IA in 2019
Brighton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $54,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Brighton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Brighton, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.3%
Iowa:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Brighton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.5%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.1%)
  • Metals & minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (3.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Brighton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)

Average climate in Brighton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Brighton, Iowa average temperatures Brighton, Iowa average precipitation Brighton, Iowa humidity Brighton, Iowa wind speed Brighton, Iowa snowfall Brighton, Iowa sunshine Brighton, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Brighton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 72% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Brighton city center killed 3 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brighton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from Brighton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 264.5 miles away from Brighton center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 428.4 miles away from Brighton center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 153.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 303.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brighton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Brighton:

  • PARKVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WAYLAND, IA)
  • HALCYON HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY HOSPITAL AND CLINICS Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITAL AND CLINICS - WASHINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • WASHINGTON CO. PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • UNITED PRESBYTERIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WASHINGTON, IA)

Amtrak station near Brighton:

  • 20 miles: MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brighton:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 32 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • University of Iowa (about 37 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 42 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 52 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 69 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 70 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Augustana College (about 70 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brighton: Brighton Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A), Brighton Police Department (B), Brighton City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brighton include: Victory Fellowship Church (A), Brighton United Church (B), First Church of God (C), Saint Josephs Church (D), Washington Church of God (E), Hope Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Burr Oak Lodge & Spa (1804 315th Street).

Birthplace of: Lou Nordyke - Major League Baseball player, William Ward Johnson - Politician.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brighton that have no violations reported:

  • JEFFERSON COUNTY RURAL WATER DISTRICT (Address: 203 PENN ST , Population served: 660, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • BRIGHTON MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 652, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Brighton (2011 data):

  • Federation Bank: Brighton Branch at 112 East Washington Street, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2011/11/01: Bank assets: $111.3 mil, Deposits: $89.5 mil, headquarters in Washington, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: C-B-g, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Brighton:

Marital status in Brighton, IA
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Brighton:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brighton, IA (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,17020
Evangelical Protestant4,15030
Catholic3,9564
Other1893
None9,239-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Here:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Washington County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brighton:

44.2%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Brighton:

29.8
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.1%
Iowa:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Brighton:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.2%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

55.5%
Iowa:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.1%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brighton, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$2,848$34,1761$215
Sewerage 1$5,359$64,3080$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,543$42,5161$41
Totals for Government 3$11,749$46,9962$255

Brighton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $243,000 ($379.69)
    Water Utilities: $127,000 ($198.44)
    Sewerage: $112,000 ($175.00)
    Regular Highways: $110,000 ($171.88)
    General Public Buildings: $53,000 ($82.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $48,000 ($75.00)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($60.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($51.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($31.25)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($28.13)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($7.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000 ($6.25)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($6.25)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($6.25)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($3.13)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($39.06)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $39,000 ($60.94)
    Other - Libraries: $4,000 ($6.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000 ($201.56)

Brighton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $131,000 ($204.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $47,000 ($73.44)
    Other: $9,000 ($14.06)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $60,000 ($93.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $59,000 ($92.19)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($6.25)
    Rents: $2,000 ($3.13)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.56)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $239,000 ($373.44)
    Water Utilities: $115,000 ($179.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($126.56)
  • Tax - Property: $101,000 ($157.81)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $70,000 ($109.38)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.56)

Brighton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $620,000 ($968.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $585,000 ($914.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000 ($54.69)

Brighton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,039,000 ($1623.44)

5.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  1.83% ($50,481 average AGI)
from Henry County, IA  0.39% ($40,735)
from Keokuk County, IA  0.32% ($45,250)


6.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  1.70% ($45,874 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.52% ($40,478)
to Henry County, IA  0.45% ($39,475)

Strongest AM radio stations in Brighton:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCII (1380 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brighton:

  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHOE (90.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD EDUCATIONAL RADIO STATION)

TV broadcast stations around Brighton:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K13MN (Channel 13; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)

Brighton fatal accident list:

Nov 22, 2002 05:50 PM, Sr-1, Lat: 41.176037, Lon: -91.830342, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
Oct 17, 1980 06:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.3mTotal length
  • 5,250Total average daily traffic
  • 458Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,250Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Brighton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1/2 Block E Of S End Of Farmer St (Lat: 41.175583 Lon: -91.830444), Call Sign: KVO691, Licensee ID: L00688544,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz, Grant Date: 05/29/2003, Expiration Date: 06/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 08/10/2013, Registrant: Lee F Schafer, Rr 2, Brighton, IA 52540
  • 1 Mi W On Hwy 78 & 1/4 Mi N On Gravel (Lat: 41.179194 Lon: -91.855722), Call Sign: WXY885, Licensee ID: L00090225,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/1998, Expiration Date: 08/25/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2002, Registrant: Earl B Wright, Rr 1, Brighton, IA 52540
  • Lat: 41.199472 Lon: -91.919611, Call Sign: WQAC849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.590 MHz, 152.330 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2004, Expiration Date: 05/06/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2014, Certifier: Joseph D Parcell, Registrant: Electronic Applications Co., Inc., Burlington, IA 52601, Phone: (319) 752-2435, Fax: (319) 752-0157

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brighton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3565K, N3565K, N-3565K, Serial Number: 28-23629, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2002
    Registrant (Corporation): Db Dickinson Farms Inc, 1305 310th St, Brighton, IA 52540
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 678JW, N678JW, N-678JW, Serial Number: 28-7916266, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/1995, Certificate Issue Date: 10/05/2015
    Registrant (Individual): John C Whitacre, 1544 335th St, Brighton, IA 52540
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8765F, N8765F, N-8765F, Serial Number: 28-7790266, Airworthiness Date: 12/13/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 11/04/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Nelson Smith, 3006 Fir Ave, Brighton, IA 52540

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2018, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Brighton, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (58.9%), and Structure Fires (26.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brighton, IA
    • 13258.9%Outside Fires
    • 6026.8%Structure Fires
    • 2611.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brighton, IA
Most common first names in Brighton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1476.0 years
Roy1174.6 years
Mary984.0 years
Robert972.9 years
Harold975.1 years
James867.8 years
Charles875.8 years
Raymond777.6 years
Harry778.1 years
Ralph676.0 years
Most common last names in Brighton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kurtz979.0 years
Farrier882.2 years
Peck874.8 years
Smith875.8 years
Johnson678.6 years
Hook679.3 years
Fritz676.5 years
Hesseltine673.9 years
Lowe676.9 years
Lowry678.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brighton, IA
  • 74.2%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brighton, IA
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 32.3%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Brighton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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