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Brightwaters is a village in Suffolk County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for a translation of the Indian name, "Wohseepee"
The latitude of Brightwaters is 40.720N. The longitude is -73.267W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,282.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Brightwaters demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11718 ZIP code.
12% of Brightwaters residents report German ancestry, and 30% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brightwaters ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brightwaters was $36,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Brightwaters residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Brightwaters, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,035.
Libraries in Brightwaters include Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library ... View libraries
Suffolk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brightwaters political report.
The average commute time for Brightwaters workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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