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Brighton is a township in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after Brighton, NY; another says it was named for the city in England
The latitude of Brighton is 41.170N. The longitude is -82.309W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 942.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lorain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44851 ZIP code.
25% of Brighton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brighton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brighton was $22,361, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Lorain County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.
The average commute time for Brighton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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