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Welcome to Brighton ...

The Town of Brighton is located in Monroe County<1>.

The location of Brighton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Brighton has a population of 35,986 people<3> (see below for details).

Brighton is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Brighton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Brighton is within the boundaries of the (585) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brighton had an population of 35,986 people. This is a decrease of 1.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Brighton had a population of 36,609 people. This makes Brighton the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Brighton represents 0.19% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,609 people, the population of Brighton increased 2.87% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,588 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 two New York communities named Brighton: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Franklin County.

Beyond New York, there are 4 communities that are also named Brighton - they are located in Vermont and Wisconsin (2).

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.

  • Greece [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greece
    • Greece [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,285 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greece have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greece
  • Irondequoit [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondequoit
    • Irondequoit [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,747 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondequoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondequoit
  • Perinton [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perinton
    • Perinton [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perinton
  • Webster [Monroe County]
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    • Webster [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Brighton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Penfield [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penfield
      • Penfield [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penfield
    • Chili [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chili
      • Chili [Monroe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chili have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chili
    • Gates [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gates
      • Gates [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
    • Ogden [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Parma [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parma
      • Parma [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parma
    • Victor [Ontario County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Ontario County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Brighton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor

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. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brighton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brighton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Monroe County

About New York

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 Monroe County: www.monroecounty.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brighton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brighton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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: 43.1187, Longitude: -77.5842       In this case, the coordinates for Brighton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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