Brighton is a principal satellite city of Metro Detroit located in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,701. Brighton forms part of the South Lyon-Howell-Brighton Urban Area. It is one of two incorporated cities in Livingston County, and incorporates land that once part of Brighton Township, Green Oak Township, and Genoa Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.22%) is water. Having I-96 and US 23 intersect in Brighton allows its residents the ability to travel over Southeast Michigan with ease. Brighton is central to a many larger areas which is a great advantage to its residents.
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