Brighton, Iowa

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Brighton, Iowa
City
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Location of Brighton, Iowa
Location of Brighton, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 91°49′15″W / 41.17333°N 91.82083°W / 41.17333; -91.82083Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 91°49′15″W / 41.17333°N 91.82083°W / 41.17333; -91.82083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 652
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 657
 • Density 918.3/sq mi (354.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52540
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-08470
GNIS feature ID 0454825

Brighton is a city in Washington County, Iowa, United States. It part of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 652 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Brighton was laid out in 1840.[4]

Geography[edit]

Brighton is located at 41°10′24″N 91°49′15″W / 41.17333°N 91.82083°W / 41.17333; -91.82083 (41.173361, -91.820784).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[1]

Brighton is located where Iowa State Road 78 and Iowa State Road 1 meet, and is located near the Skunk River and near Lake Darling State Park.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1870 785 —    
1880 836 +6.5%
1890 861 +3.0%
1900 807 −6.3%
1910 776 −3.8%
1920 1,014 +30.7%
1930 800 −21.1%
1940 791 −1.1%
1950 705 −10.9%
1960 724 +2.7%
1970 632 −12.7%
1980 804 +27.2%
1990 684 −14.9%
2000 687 +0.4%
2010 652 −5.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 652 people, 269 households, and 178 families residing in the city. The population density was 918.3 inhabitants per square mile (354.6/km2). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 415.5 per square mile (160.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 269 households of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.8% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 687 people, 285 households, and 190 families residing in the city. The population density was 955.3 people per square mile (368.4/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 419.9 per square mile (161.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.27% White, 0.44% African American and 0.29% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 285 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,139, and the median income for a family was $35,781. Males had a median income of $27,450 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,140. About 8.9% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 21.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ The History of Washington County, Iowa: Its Cities, Towns, Etc. Union Historical Company. 1880. p. 568. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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