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     Population
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Total Population, 2010   1222   6306   625741
 ...that is Under 18 Years of Age   231   1197   129233
 ...that is 65 Years of Age and Over   275   1220   91078
 ...that is Female   610   3118   317535
 ...that is Male   612   3188   308206
Estimated Population, 2008   1311   6500   621270
Total Population, 2000   1260   6459   608827
 ...that is Under 18 Years of Age   315   1653   147523
 ...that is 65 Years of Age and Over   229   981   77510
 ...that is Female   647   3228   310490
 ...that is Male   613   3231   298337
Median Age, 2000   41   39   38
Population Density (Persons per Sq. Mi.), 2000   24   10   66
Total Population in Urban Areas, 2000   0   0   232448
Total Population in Group Quarters, 2000   0   27   20760
Absolute Population Change, 1990-2000   -302   54   46060
Percent Population Change, 1990-2000   -19%   1%   8%
Natural Increase, 1990-2000   39   160   23071
Annual Births, 2006   10   53   6510
Annual Deaths, 2006   16   64   5043
Total Population 5 Years and Older, 2000   1198   6117   574842
  ...Lived in a different house in the U.S. five years ago   373   1890   227850
        ...in Different Town or City five years ago   267   1784   199432
            ...in Different County five years ago   186   1272   105857
                ...in Different State five years ago   70   816   69748
 ...Lived Outside U.S. five years ago   12   65   7393
 ...Net (domestic) Migration, 1995-2000   -138   -97   2254

     Race/Ethnicity/Nativity
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Total Population, 2000
 ...(of all races) that is Hispanic / Latino   4   32   5504
 ...that is White Only   1199   6237   589208
 ...that is Black / African American Only   2   11   3063
 ...that is Asian Only   6   17   5217
 ...that is American Indian / Alaska Native Only   13   41   2420
 ...that is Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Only   0   0   141
 ...that is Some Other Race Only   1   15   1443
 ...that is Multi-Racial   39   138   7335
Total Claims, 2000
  ...of White Racial Background   1238   6372   596079
  ...of Black / African American Racial Background   2   13   4492
  ...of Asian Racial Background   6   29   6622
  ...of American Indian / Alaska Native Racial Background   37   142   6396
  ...of Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Racial Background   0   1   308
  ...of Some Other Racial Background   26   52   2727
Native to US, 2000   1175   6106   585582
 ...Native to Vermont   768   2554   330528
 ...Native to Other State   403   3497   250395
Foreign Born, 2000   85   353   23245
 ...Entered Area within previous five years   6   68   8217

     Civics & Planning
  Brighton
Year Town Incorporated or Chartered 1781
Type of Entity Municipality - Town
County Essex County
Regional Planning Commission Northeastern Vermont Development Association
Incorporated Villages Island Pond
Municipal Plan Yes
  ...approved by Regional Planning Commission Yes
Zoning Ordinance Yes
Subdivision Ordinance No
Development Review Board --
Development Category 1 - Traditional Center

     Housing
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Total Households, 2000   529   2602   240634
Average Household Size, 2000   2   2   2
Total Number of Families, 2000   356   1807   157763
Average Family Size, 2000   3   3   3
Total Housing Units, 2000   891   4762   294382
  ...Owner Occupied   363   2069   169784
  ...Renter Occupied   166   533   70850
  ...Vacant   362   2160   53748
        ...for Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use   279   1844   43060
Median Housing Unit Value, 2000   $64600   $70700   $111200
Median Monthly Ownership Costs, 2000
  ...with Mortgage   $653   $672   $1021
 ...without Mortgage   $309   $260   $378
  ...as a Percentage of Household Income, 1999   19%   18%   20%
Median Gross Rent, 2000   $373   $420   $553
  ...as a % of Household Income, 1999   27%   25%   26%
Housing Units by Heat Source, 2000
  ...Heated with Utility Gas   4   6   29234
 ...Heated with Bottled / Tank / LP Gas   49   252   34715
 ...Heated with Electricity   10   30   11363
 ...Heated with Fuel Oil / Kerosene   407   1921   141041
 ...Heated with Coal / Coke   0   1   427
 ...Heated with Wood   55   388   22616
 ...Heated with Solar Energy   0   0   90
 ...Heated with Other Type of Fuel   0   0   817
 ...That Are not Heated   4   4   331
Extended Essex County Housing Data Profile at www.housingdata.org

     Economy
Brighton
 
Essex County
 
Vermont
 
Median Household Income, 1999   26932   30490   40856
Median Family Income, 1999   31316   34984   48625
Per Capita Income, 1999   12999   14388   20625
Median Adjusted Gross Income per Family, 2007   32356   38302   57433
Average Adjusted Gross Income per Person, 2007   16205   17400   24210
Annual Average Wage, 2008   22852   29455   38317
Median Earnings, 1999   17235   19760   21497
  ...Male   22813   25142   26445
  ...Female   11923   14082   17092
Total Retail Receipts (Taxable), Fiscal Year 2008   2397370   --   5193157571
Civilian Labor Force, 2008   610   3250   355400
   ...Employed   570   3100   338500
   ...Unemployed   40   200   16900
   ...Unemployment Rate   7   6   5
Persons for Whom Poverty Status was Considered, 2000   1255   6428   588053
   ...in Poverty, 1999   241   883   55506
     ...under 5 years old   33   67   4476
     ...5 to 11 years old   39   130   7013
     ...12 to 17 years old   21   89   5106
     ...18 to 64 years old   113   472   32694
     ...65 to 74 years old   20   70   2785
     ...75 Years and Over   15   55   3432
Families for Whom Poverty Status was Considered, 2000   350   1815   158684
   ...in Poverty, 1999   52   179   9925
     ...with Related Children Under 18, 1999   43   132   7788
Total Persons in Reach-Up Program (formerly ANFC), 2005   45   137   11410
Families in Reach-Up Program (formerly ANFC), 2005   17   54   4573
Total Persons Receiving Food Stamps, 2005   243   778   46416
Households Receiving Food Stamps, 2005   111   381   23080
Households for whom public assistance income was considered, 2000   524   2597   240744
  ...with Public Assistance Income, 1999   51   191   11610

     Transportation
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Class 1 Highway Mileage, 2004   2   2   135
Class 2 Highway Mileage, 2004   6   50   2716
Class 3 Highway Mileage, 2004   19   172   8509
Class 4 Highway Mileage, 2004   6   65   1534
State Highway Mileage, 2004   15   121   2704
Lane Highway Mileage, 2004   0   0   24
Scenic Highway Mileage, 2004   0   0   54
Number of Households with 1 Vehicle, 2000   156   902   80892
Number of Households with 2 Vehicles, 2000   239   1206   103737
Number of Households with 3 or more Vehicles, 2000   70   357   39544
Number of Households with no Vehicles, 2000   64   137   16461
Average Number of Vehicles per Household, 2000   2   2   2
   ...in owner-occupied housing units   2   2   2
   ...in renter-occupied housing units   1   1   1
Total workers 16 years of age and over, 2000   491   2909   311839
   ...who Drove to Work Alone   356   2206   234388
   ...who Carpooled to Work   67   369   37191
   ...who Commuted via Public Transportation   2   8   2208
   ...who Commuted via Motorcycle   0   0   136
   ...who Commuted via Bicycle   0   3   977
   ...who Walked to Work   25   156   17554
   ...who Commuted via Another Means   7   36   1734
   ...who worked at Home   34   131   17651
   ...who worked outside town or city of residence   209   1922   202707
   ...who worked outside county of residence   190   1708   66901
   ...who worked outside Vermont   24   989   21346
Aggregate Travel Time to Work (in minutes), 2000   8560   61145   6367500
Average Travel Time to Work (in minutes), 2000   19   22   22
Total Number of Automobile Accidents, 2001   3   25   3260
   ...Involving Fatalities   --   2   83
   ...Involving Injuries (not Fatalities)   2   15   1661
   ...Involving Property Damage Only   1   8   1514

     Education
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
EDUCATIONAL ENROLLMENT
Total Population 3 Years and Over, 2000   1221   6243   588931
  ...Enrolled in preprimary school
      ...Public School   29   199   12265
      ...Private School   0   8   4991
  ...Enrolled in elementary school
      ...Public School   158   792   65574
      ...Private School   5   40   5106
  ...Enrolled in high school
      ...Public School   89   334   32174
      ...Private School   0   49   3728
  ...Enrolled in college (undergraduate)
      ...Public School   17   82   20669
      ...Private School   7   16   12499
  ...Enrolled in graduate or professional school
      ...Public School   6   21   3684
      ...Private School   0   2   3466
  ...Not enrolled in school   910   4700   424775
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Total Population 18 Years and Older, 2000   941   4813   461248
  ...Less than 9th Grade Education   114   470   21253
  ...9-12th Grade Education, no Diploma   149   757   43325
  ...High School or Equivalency   412   2203   147980
  ...Some College, no Degree   132   613   90833
  ...Associateís Degree   34   280   33510
  ...Bachelorís Degree   56   337   79255
  ...Graduate or Professional Degree   44   153   45092
Brighton # School Report Data, 2008

 Property Taxation
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Municipal Tax Rate (plus LAR & Highway) (per $100), fiscal year 2009   0.8146   --   --
Educational Tax Rate for Homesteads (per $100), fiscal year 2009   1.4867   --   --
Educational Tax Rate for Non-Residential (per $100), fiscal year 2009   1.9687   --   --
Common Level of Appraisal Ratio, fiscal year 2010   0.6161   --   --
Extended Property Valuation Data

     Public Safety
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Total Instances of Crime, 2008   31   157   30033
  ...Against People   3   34   3623
  ...Against Property   24   112   23506
  ...Against Society   4   11   2904

     Natural Resources
Brighton   Essex County  Vermont 
Area of Land, Acres, 2000   33402   425600   5920640
Area of Water, Acres, 2000   781   7200   261200
Total Private & Public Conserved Lands, Acres, 1999   12310   208967   1148249
Percent Private & Public Conserved Lands, 1999   35%   --   --
Federal Administered Conserved Lands, Acres, 1999   65   28171   435009
State Administered Conserved Lands, Acres, 1999   1414   83930   378563

     Forestry & Agriculture
   
2007 Census of Agriculture
Census of Agriculture Website
...Vermont State and County Data Tables
Vermont Forest Resource Harvest Reports
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Data tables derived from Vermont Indicators Online