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Living In Brighton, NY

The small city of Brighton, New York is home to approximately 37,000 people. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%). The majority of Brighton residents own their homes, and 43% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $1,129 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in New York. Each month, renters in Brighton will pay around $151 less compared to the state average.

Many Brighton residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 7% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $86,000, Brighton workers take home a little more than the average New York resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Brighton has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 22% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 20% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Averaging about 18 minutes, Brighton's commute time is quicker than the New York average of about 38 minutes. Many residents (44%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.


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