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Located in: Jefferson County (see below)

Time Zone: Brighton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (205)

Elevation: 490 feet [149.35 m] above sea level<1>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Brighton)

Population

2016:<2>     2,833   (3.8% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     2,945   (19.09% decrease since 2000)
2000:     3,640

Total Area:<3>   1.42 sq. miles [3.7 km²]

Housing Units:<4>   1,360

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<5>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   33° 26' 21"
Lon:   -86° 56' 43"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<6>   Bessemer

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Brighton

GNIS ID:   2403925
FIPS State / Place Code:   01 / 09400

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Brighton)


About Jefferson County

The city of Birmingham is the County Seat for Jefferson County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Jefferson)

Population

2016:     659,521   (0.16% increase since 2010)  
2010:     658,466   (0.54% decrease since 2000)
2000:     662,047

Total Area:   1,123 sq. miles [2,910.7 km²]   - of which 1.12% is water (12.54 sq. miles [32.5 km²])

Housing Units:   300,552

Official Website:   www.jeffcointouch.com/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Jefferson

GNIS ID:   161562
FIPS State / County Code:   01 / 073

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Brighton)


About Alabama

From the US Census

Population

2016:     4,863,300   (1.75% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,779,736   (7.48% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,447,100

Websites for State of Alabama

Official Website:   www.alabama.gov/
Tourism:   www.tourism.alabama.gov/
Parks:   www.alapark.com/
Fishing:   www.outdooralabama.com/fishing-alabama/
Hunting:   www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Alabama

GNIS ID:   1779775
FIPS State:   01

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Brighton)

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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Brighton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<4>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<5>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Brighton, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<6>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Brighton.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brighton.