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Welcome to Brightwaters ...

The village of Brightwaters is located in Suffolk County<1>.

The location of Brightwaters has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brightwaters has a population of 3,062 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brightwaters.

Brightwaters is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Brightwaters lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brightwaters had an population of 3,062 people. This is a decrease of 1.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brightwaters had a population of 3,103 people. This makes Brightwaters the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Brightwaters represents 0.02% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 683rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,103 people, the population of Brightwaters decreased 4.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,248 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brightwaters.

Communities near Brightwaters ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brightwaters.

  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Brookhaven [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Brightwaters
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 479,883 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Oyster Bay [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Bay
    • Oyster Bay [Nassau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296,592 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Bay
  • Babylon [Suffolk County]
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    • Babylon [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Brightwaters
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209,785 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babylon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babylon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntington [Suffolk County]
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      • Huntington [Suffolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
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      • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,844 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithtown
    • Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
      • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hempstead<6>
    • Freeport [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Nassau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeport<6>
    • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindenhurst
      • Lindenhurst [Suffolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindenhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindenhurst<6>
    • Mineola [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
      • Mineola [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Brightwaters
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,546 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineola<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brightwaters. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brightwaters.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brightwaters. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brightwaters.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brightwaters. See our Newspapers Page for Brightwaters.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brightwaters ...

Looking for more information about Brightwaters? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brightwaters, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brightwaters.

Adding Brightwaters to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Brightwaters in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Brightwaters was on a map titled Road Map for New York (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brightwaters on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Suffolk County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brightwaters. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Suffolk County: www.co.suffolk.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Suffolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brightwaters.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brightwaters - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brightwaters) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brightwaters. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrightwatersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brightwaters. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7172, Longitude: -73.2618       In this case, the coordinates for Brightwaters have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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