Brighton is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee. The population was 2,735 at the 2010 census.
Brighton was established in the year 1873 along the newly completed tracts of the Memphis and Paducah Railroad upon the lands of A. W. Smith, Sr. who gave the initial five acres for the Depot grounds. The new town was named for Mr. Bright, the first conductor on the Memphis Division of the said road.
Brighton was incorporated by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1913 and the town today continues to operate under the same charter.
Brighton is located at 35°28′58″N 89°43′25″W (35.482847, -89.723563).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,719 people, 596 households, and 470 families residing in the town. The population density was 627.8 people per square mile (242.2/km²). There were 628 housing units at an average density of 229.3 per square mile (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.20% White, 20.65% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.
There were 596 households out of which 49.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 17.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.27.
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