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Encyclopedia > Brighton, Michigan
Brighton, Michigan
Location of Brighton, Michigan
Location of Brighton, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°31′36″N 83°47′2″W / 42.52667, -83.78389
Country United States
State Michigan
County Livingston
Area
 - Total 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km²)
 - Land 3.6 sq mi (9.3 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Elevation 925 ft (282 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 6,701
 - Density 1,857.0/sq mi (717.0/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48114, 48116
Area code(s) 810
FIPS code 26-10620GR2
GNIS feature ID 0621987GR3

Brighton is a city in Livingston County, the fastest growing county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,701. The city is part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area, which had a population of 106,139 according to the 2000 census. Brighton is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County, and incorporates land that once part of Brighton Township, Green Oak Township, and Genoa Township. Image File history File links Livingston_County_Michigan_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Brighton_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Map of Michigans counties The boundaries of counties in the U.S. state of Michigan have not changed since 1897. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 810 is the telephone area code serving eastern Michigan. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Livingston County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Urban areas in the United States are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as contiguous census block groups with a population density of at least 1,000 per square mile (about 400 per square km). ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Brighton Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ... Green Oak Township is a charter township of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Genoa Township is a township located in Livingston County, Michigan. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 km² (3.7 mi²). 9.3 km² (3.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.22%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,701 people, 3,103 households, and 1,746 families residing in the city. The population density was 716.7/km² (1,857.0/mi²). There were 3,241 housing units at an average density of 346.6/km² (898.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.61% White, 0.34% African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.31% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.48% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,103 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.3% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.7% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.87. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,897, and the median income for a family was $62,222. Males had a median income of $48,554 versus $30,877 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,393. About 3.0% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


A majority of Livingston County and the areas neighboring it in Ingham County and Shiawasse County tend to be conservative voters. There is a saying among local republican politics which states, "If I cannot get elected in here, then I will quit politics all together."--Joe Hune


Government

The city of Brighton's wastewater treatment plant facility is located in Hamburg Township and services the city of Brighton and parts of Genoa, Brighton, and Hamburg townships. The city's two water plants also services both the city and parts of Genoa, Brighton and Hamburg townships.


Fire service for the city is provided through a separate governmental entity called the Brighton Area Fire Authority, which also services the Townships of Brighton and Genoa.


Library services for the city is provided through a separate governmental entity called the Brighton District Library, which also services the townships of Brighton, Genoa and Green Oak.


Recreation services for the city is provided through a separate governmental entity called the Southeastern Livingston County Recreation Authority, which also services the townships of Brighton, Genoa and Green Oak, as well as the Brighton Area Schools.


Popular culture

In the fifth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (105), the character Harriet Hayes (played by actress Sarah Paulson) says that she is from Brighton, Michigan. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... Hannah Harriet Hayes is a fictional character on the US television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, played by Sarah Paulson . ... Sarah Paulson (born December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ...


In Aspen Extreme the movie begins in Brighton, Michigan with the two main characters being maintenance staff at the local ski hill, Mt. Brighton. Aspen Extreme (1993 film) tells the story of two ski buddies from Mt. ...


The 1987 Horror film, The Gate, starring a young Stephen Dorff, had its world premier at the Brighton Cinemas in Brighton, the producers decided to have the official premier in a town called Hell, Michigan, but Brighton was the nearest town with a Theater large enough to hold the event. Dorff and the other stars of the movie attended the premier. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hell, Michigan is an unincorporated community with a population of 266, located in Putnam Township, in Livingston County, and in the U.S. State of Michigan. ...


Business

Brighton is the commercial hub for the surrounding townships in Livingston County. With the addition of new restaurants and bars, Downtown Brighton is establishing itself as the new destination place for southeast Livingston County.


Notable residents

George W. Romney - Buried at Brighton's Fairview Cemetery. Republican. Board chairman and president, American Motors,; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 12th Senatorial District,; Governor of Michigan,; resigned 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1964; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1968; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,; member of Wayne State University board of governors,. George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was chairman of the American Motors Corporation from 1954 to 1962 and was elected three times as the Republican Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. ...


Kinsley S. Bingham - Bingham was elected as the first Republican Governor of Michigan in 1854 and was re-elected in 1856; he was the first Republican to be elected Governor of any state. He was known as the farmer-governor of Michigan and was instrumental in establishing the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan (today, Michigan State University). Actively campaigned for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. Bingham was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858 and served in the 36th and 37th Congresses from March 4, 1859, until his death on October 5, 1861, he is interred in Old Village Cemetery in Brighton. Kinsley Scott Bingham, sometimes spelled Kingsley, (December 16, 1808–October 5, 1861) was a U.S. Representative, a U.S. Senator, and Governor of the state of Michigan. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...


Drew Henson - starred as a high school football and baseball player at Brighton High School, setting a national record for home runs hit, went on to play quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, and briefly played for the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys, he is currently on the Minnesota Vikings as a 3rd string quarterback Drew Henson as a baseball player and member of the Columbus Clippers Drew Daniel Henson (born February 13, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a former Minor League Baseball player and American football quarterback who has played for the Dallas Cowboys and currently plays for the Minnesota Vikings. ...


Denny McLain - Star pitcher for the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, and 1968 Cy Young award winner resides in the Brighton area (Pinckney). Dennis Dale Denny McLain (born March 29, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American professional baseball player. ...


Mickey Stanley - Very popular outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, and famous for switching to Shortstop in the 1968 World Series has lived in the Brighton area since 1978. Mitchell Jack Mickey Stanley (born July 20, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers from 1964-1978. ...


Danny Spanos - Had hit album "passion in the dark" in 1983, and a hit single off the album called "Hot Cherie" . He also played drums for Redbone, a band most famous for its hit single "come and get your love" in the 1970s, at the time going under his given name "George Spannos". Danny Spanos is best know for his 1983 Rock and Roll Album Passion In The Dark which produced the top 40 hit single Hot Cherie and receieved big airplay on radio stations nationwide in the summer of 1983. ...


Matthew Lillard - Lived in Brighton for a brief time from 4th grade until Junior year of high school whereafter he moved to California to begin his film acting career. Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor. ...


Schools

Brighton Area Schools District serves the city. Maltby Middle School. Scranton middle school. And Brighton High School. The Brighton School District consists of nine schools. ...


External links

  • Brighton city web site
  • FocusBRIGHTON Community Web site
  • WHMI 93.5 FM web site
  • Daily Press & Argus, the local newspaper
  • The Detroit News- Livingston County
  • Ann Arbor News - Livingston County

Coordinates: 42°31′46″N, 83°46′49″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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