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Brighton is a town in Marathon County, in the Wausau metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Brighton. For links to other places called Brighton, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Brighton is 44.815N. The longitude is -90.258W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,309 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 611.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brighton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marathon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54488 ZIP code.
54% of Brighton residents report German ancestry, and 5% 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 $14,710, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Marathon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brighton political report.
The average commute time for Brighton workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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