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Brighton is a town in Monroe County, in the Rochester metro area.
The community was named for the English resort in Sussex.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Brighton. For links to other places called Brighton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brighton is 43.147N. The longitude is -77.55W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 499 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 35,588.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14620 ZIP code.
15% 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 $32,642, compared with $21,587 nationally.
57% of Brighton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brighton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,321.
Libraries in Brighton include Brighton Memorial Library ... View libraries
Monroe 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 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brighton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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