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Bright, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Bright Census Designated Place had a population of 5,763 as of July 1, 2017. Bright ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bright is located at latitude 39.2249 and longitude -84.8623 in Dearborn County. The formal boundaries for the Bright Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dearborn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The Bright Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393348) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Bright Census Designated Place is located within Township of Harrison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dearborn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bright population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bright: Bunkuin.

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Bright, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,763
Daytime Population: Workers 606
Daytime Population: Residents 2,208
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,814
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 5,763
Population in Familes 5,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 459
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $77,659
Average Household Income $92,458
Per Capita Income $33,579


Total Housing Units 2,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,814 (84.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 294 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $189,358
Average Home Value $228,680


Total Households 2,108
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,654
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.01%
Households 0.37% 0.13%
Families 0.39% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Bright, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bright to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 83rd
Population Density # 580 15th
Diversity Index # 581 15th
Median Household Income # 30 96th
Per Capita Income # 55 92nd

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