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Brightwaters, New York
Incorporated Village of Brightwaters
Brightwaters Village Hall in April 2019.
Brightwaters Village Hall in April 2019.
Location within Suffolk County.
Location within Suffolk County.
Brightwaters, New York is located in New York
Brightwaters, New York
Brightwaters, New York
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County Suffolk
Town Islip
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)
23 ft (7 m)
 • Total 3,103
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,166.67/sq mi (1,223.14/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-08323
GNIS feature ID 0975774

Brightwaters is a village in the southwestern part of the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, on Long Island, in New York, United States. The population was 3,103 at the time of the 2010 census.


Brightwaters is located at 40°43′17″N 73°15′57″W / 40.72139°N 73.26583°W / 40.72139; -73.26583 (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).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 250
1930 1,061 324.4%
1940 1,562 47.2%
1950 2,336 49.6%
1960 3,193 36.7%
1970 3,808 19.3%
1980 3,286 −13.7%
1990 3,265 −0.6%
2000 3,248 −0.5%
2010 3,103 −4.5%
2019 (est.) 3,059 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 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.


School district

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.

Library district

Brightwaters is located wholly within the boundaries of the Bay Shore–Brightwaters Public Library District.

Notable person

  • Rick Lazio – Congressman, 2000 Senatorial candidate, and former gubernatorial candidate (R).

See also

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