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Welcome to Brookhaven ...

The Town of Brookhaven is located in Suffolk County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Brookhaven has a population of 480,763 people<3> (see below for details).

Brookhaven is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brookhaven had an population of 480,763 people. This is a decrease of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Brookhaven had a population of 486,040 people (which is 32.55% of the total population of Suffolk County). This makes Brookhaven the county's most populous community.

The population of Brookhaven represents 2.51% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 486,040 people, the population of Brookhaven increased 8.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 448,248 people).

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

Communities near Brookhaven ...

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

  • Islip [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islip
    • Islip [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 329,610 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islip have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islip
  • Smithtown [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithtown
    • Smithtown [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,022 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
  • Riverhead [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverhead
    • Riverhead [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33,469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverhead
  • Lake Grove [Suffolk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Grove
    • Lake Grove [Suffolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Grove<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Port Jefferson [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Jefferson
      • Port Jefferson [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Jefferson<6>
    • Islandia [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islandia
      • Islandia [Suffolk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islandia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islandia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Islandia<6>
    • Brightwaters [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brightwaters
      • Brightwaters [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brightwaters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brightwaters
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brightwaters<6>
    • Westhampton Beach [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhampton Beach
      • Westhampton Beach [Suffolk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westhampton Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhampton Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westhampton Beach<6>
    • The Branch [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Branch
      • The Branch [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Branch has also been known as:
      • Village of the Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Branch
    • Nissequogue [Suffolk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nissequogue
      • Nissequogue [Suffolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nissequogue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nissequogue

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 Brookhaven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brookhaven.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookhaven. 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 Brookhaven.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookhaven ...

Looking for more information about Brookhaven? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Brookhaven, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Brookhaven.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Suffolk County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookhaven. 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 Brookhaven.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookhaven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookhaven) 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 Brookhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8051, Longitude: -72.9484       In this case, the coordinates for Brookhaven 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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