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Brightwaters, New York
|Incorporated Village of Brightwaters|
Brightwaters Village Hall in April 2019.
Location within Suffolk County.
|Incorporated||November 30, 1916|
|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.50 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)|
|Elevation||23 ft (7 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3,166.67/sq mi (1,223.14/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0975774|
Brightwaters is located at(40.721442, -73.265869). It contains Wohseepee Park in northern Brightwaters, the Brightwaters Canal directly south of Montauk Highway, and four lakes directly north of Montauk Highway: Cascades Lake, Mirror Lake, Foehr Lake and Nosrekca Lake. The village businesses are located at the intersection of Windsor Avenue and Orinoco Drive (referred to as Brightwaters Village). These geographic features make up the three districts of the village; the Canal District (southern Brightwaters, everything south of Montauk Highway), the Lakes District (central Brightwaters, everything north of the highway to Orinoco Drive) and the Wohseepee Park District (northern Brightwaters, everything north of Orinoco to Seneca Drive).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which 0.97 square miles (2.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.26%, is water.
Brightwaters residents are served by the Bay Shore School District, and have a ZIP code (11718) that is distinct from the Bay Shore Postal District (11706).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,103 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 94.26% White, 1.51% African American, 1.61% Asian, 0.03% Native American, 0.87% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.12% of the population.
Brightwaters residents are served by the Bay Shore Union Free School District. As such, all children who reside within Brightwaters and attend public schools go to Bay Shore's schools.
Brightwaters is located wholly within the boundaries of the Bay Shore–Brightwaters Public Library District.
- Rick Lazio – Congressman, 2000 Senatorial candidate, and former gubernatorial candidate (R).
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