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Brighton

Brighton

Surrounded by residential streets with single and multi-family homes.

Welcome to Brighton

Located in the northwest corner of Boston, Brighton borders the Charles River and Watertown to the North, Newton to the West, Chestnut Hill to the South with Brookline and Boston to the East.
 
The primary commercial centers of Brighton have traditionally been Oak Square and Brighton Center, but the area around Boston Landing are developing quickly.
 
The Oak Square and Brighton Center neighborhoods are primarily made up of primary streets with commercial storefronts, surrounded by residential streets with single and multi-family homes.
 
The area closest to Boston Landing is undergoing a boom in the construction of larger residential apartment and condominium buildings.


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Overview for Brighton, MA

53,186 people live in Brighton, where the median age is 31 and the average individual income is $45,904. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,186

Total Population

31 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,904

Average individual Income

Around Brighton, MA

There's plenty to do around Brighton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

88
Very Walkable
Walking Score
72
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
63
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Gymnasia Strength & Movement, JJ Productions, and Nonantum Boxing Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.59 miles 25 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.7 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.52 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Brighton, MA

Brighton has 23,188 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brighton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,186 people call Brighton home. The population density is 31,362.403 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

53,186

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

31

Median Age

49.77 / 50.22%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
23,188

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$45,904

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Brighton, MA

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Brighton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Let’s Talk Real Estate

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