Brightwaters, New York

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Brightwaters is a village in southwest part of the town of Islip, which is in western Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 3,248 at the 2000 census. Brightwaters is a suburb of New York City.



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)[1]. It contains Wohseepee Park and the Brightwaters Canal. Also there are four lakes next to Montauk Highway, and the businesses are located at the intersection of Windsor Avenue and Orinoco.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.88%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,248 people, 1,127 households, and 912 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,299.2 people per square mile (1,279.7/km²). There were 1,144 housing units at an average density of 1,162.0/sq mi (450.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.23% White, 1.57% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.06% of the population.

There were 1,127 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family hi size was 3.20.

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