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Welcome to Brighton ...

The city of Brighton is located in Washington County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brighton has a population of 646 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brighton.

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

Brighton is within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Brighton: 52540<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brighton had an population of 646 people. This is a decrease of 0.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.97% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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 (with a count of 687 people).

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.

Communities near Brighton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brighton.

  • Fairfield [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,500 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<7>
  • Washington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<7>
  • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maharishi Vedic City
    • Maharishi Vedic City [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maharishi Vedic City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maharishi Vedic City
  • Keota [Keokuk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
    • Keota [Keokuk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keota<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wayland [Henry County]
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      • Wayland [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayland<7>
    • Richland [Keokuk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Keokuk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
    • Ainsworth [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ainsworth
      • Ainsworth [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ainsworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ainsworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ainsworth<7>
    • Libertyville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Lockridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockridge
      • Lockridge [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockridge<7>
    • Crawfordsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawfordsville
      • Crawfordsville [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawfordsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawfordsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawfordsville<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brighton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brighton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brighton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brighton. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Brighton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brighton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brighton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brighton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Iowa (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brighton on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brighton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrightonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brighton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1740, Longitude: -91.8200    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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