Welcome to Brighton ...
The city of Brighton is located in Jefferson County.
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Brighton has a population of 2,801 people<1> (see below for details).
Brighton was established in 1892.
The community of Brighton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Brighton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Brighton is located in the (205) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Brighton had a population of 2,945 people. This makes Brighton the county's 22nd most populous community.
The population of Brighton represents 0.06% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 139th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,945 people, the population of Brighton decreased 19.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,640 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Brighton had an population of 2,801 people. This is a decrease of 4.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.05% since the 2000 Census).
Communities near Brighton ...
The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<3>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brighton.
Communities Also Named Brighton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Brighton - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (6), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brighton.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.
- We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brighton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
- Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brighton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
- We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brighton.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Brighton:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brighton ...
Looking for more information about Brighton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Brighton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brighton.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brighton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/
The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/
|<1>||Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brighton.|
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|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
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|<3>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Brighton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brighton) to Point B.|
If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brighton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brighton
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4392, Longitude: -86.9454 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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