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Brighton, Iowa

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The location of Brighton

Welcome to Brighton ...

The city of Brighton is located in Washington County.

The location of Brighton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Brighton has a population of 647 people<2> (see below for details).

Brighton is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brighton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Brighton: (319)

The ZIP code for Brighton: 52540<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brighton had a population of 652 people. This makes Brighton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Brighton represents 0.02% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 396th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 652 people, the population of Brighton decreased 5.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 687 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Brighton had an population of 647 people. This is a decrease of 0.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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 Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brighton. If available, we provide a satellite 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. Our list includes 11 papers.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Communities near Brighton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Brighton

Located in Jefferson County

Washington   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brighton

Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brighton

Located in Jefferson County

Keota   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Brighton

Located in Keokuk County

Wayland   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Brighton

Located in Henry County

Ainsworth   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Brighton

Richland   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Brighton

Located in Keokuk County

Libertyville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Brighton

Located in Jefferson County

Lockridge   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Brighton

Located in Jefferson County

Crawfordsville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Brighton

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Brighton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Washington County

About Iowa

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 State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Brighton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brighton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brighton. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1742, Longitude: -91.8212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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