Location in Iowa
|Foundation :||1870 (incorporated)|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Washington County|
|Time zone :||Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )|
- Metropolitan Area :
|652 (as of 2010)
161,170 (as of 2013)
|Population density :||354.3 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||1.84 km 2 (approx. 1 mi 2 )|
|Height :||230 m|
|Postal code :||52540|
|Area code :||+1 319|
|GNIS ID :||454825|
Brighton is located in southeast Iowa not far from the left bank of the Skunk River , which flows into the Mississippi from the right . This forms the Iowa- Illinois border around 70 km east . The border with Missouri also runs to the south about 70 km from Brighton.
The geographical data for Brighton are 41 ° 10'29 "North latitude and 91 ° 49'11" West longitude. The city covers an area of 1.84 km² and is the largest town within the Brighton Township .
The center of Iowa City is 68.5 km north-northeast of Brighton. The other nearest major cities are Cedar Rapids (107 km north), the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois (133 km east-northeast), Chicago in Illinois (416 km in the same direction), Peoria in Illinois (150 miles east-southeast), Illinois' Capital Springfield (302 km southeast), St. Louis in Missouri (385 km southeast), Kansas City in Missouri (418 km southwest), Nebraska's largest city Omaha (375 km west), Iowa's capital Des Moines (174 km west northwest), Rochester in Minnesota (371 km northwest) and the Twin Cities ( Minneapolis and Saint Paul ) in Minnesota (505 km in the same direction).
With the Washington Municipal Airport there is a small airfield 23 km northeast. The next airports are the Eastern Iowa Airport Cedar Rapids (97 km north-northeast), the Quad City International Airport in Moline , Illinois (142 km east), the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport from Burlington (94 km southeast) and the Des Moines International Airport (176 km west-northwest).
According to the 2010 census , Brighton had 652 people in 269 households. The population density was 354.3 people per square kilometer. Statistically, there were 2.42 people each in the 269 households.
The racial the population was composed of 98.8 percent white, 0.3 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.2 percent Asian and 0.2 percent Polynesian; 0.5 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.8 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
23.6 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.5 percent were between 18 and 64 and 16.9 percent were 65 years or older. 49.1 percent of the population were female.
- Francis W. Cushman (1867–1909) - Republican Member of the US House of Representatives (1899–1909) - was born and raised in Brighton
- William Ward Johnson (1892–1963) - Republican member of the US House of Representatives (1941–1945) - was born and partly raised in Brighton
- American Fact Finder. Retrieved February 7, 2015
- Distance according to Google Maps. Accessed on February 7, 2015
- AirNav.com - Washington Municipal Airport Accessed on February 7th, 2015
- State Data Center of Iowa (PDF; 86 kB) Retrieved February 7, 2015