Brightwaters, New York Population 2024

3,164

Brightwaters is a city located in Suffolk County New York. Brightwaters has a 2024 population of 3,164. Brightwaters is currently declining at a rate of -0.16% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,182 in 2020.

The average household income in Brightwaters is $202,958 with a poverty rate of 0.35%. The median age in Brightwaters is 39.7 years: 40.7 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Brightwaters Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brightwaters was:

  • White: 90.57%
  • Two or more races: 4.84%
  • Black or African American: 2.83%
  • Other race: 1.38%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,276.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-18)
The current population of Brightwaters, New York is 3,164 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,182.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,88190.57%
Two or more races1544.84%
Black or African American902.83%
Other race441.38%
Asian120.38%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brightwaters Population by Race

Brightwaters Population Pyramid 2024

Brightwaters Median Age

39.7

Total

40.7

Male

38.4

Female

Brightwaters Adults

There are 2,280 adults, (448 of whom are seniors) in Brightwaters.

Brightwaters Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Brightwaters Sex Ratio

Female1,60950.58%
Male1,57249.42%

Brightwaters Population by Age

Brightwaters Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0203.1194.55.5
Married7873.4298.71.3
Non Family1511.2687.412.6
Male503.826832
Female323.0965.634.4

3.4

Average Family Size

3.11

Average Household Size

94.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brightwaters Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade120.58%
Associates Degree21910.6%
Bachelors Degree70934.3%
Graduate Degree52525.4%
High School Graduate26812.97%
Less Than 9th Grade170.82%
Some College31715.34%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brightwaters Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brightwaters Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8711,8531,167
Hispanic12311846
Black575115
Other Race383813
2+ Races151511
Asian12126

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 73.33%.

Brightwaters Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$104,821$106,103$94,722
Graduate Degree$129,375$136,824$121,711
High School Graduate$49,250$56,875$47,750
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$94,848$107,096$81,827
Some College$42,083$71,172$30,208

$94,848

Average Earnings

$107,096

Average Male

$81,827

Average Female

Brightwaters Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brightwaters Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brightwaters Language

91.23% of Brightwaters residents speak only English, while 8.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.86% of the population.

Brightwaters Language

Brightwaters Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,72060.22%
Multiple15453.25%
Hispanic23752.11%

0.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

0%

Male Poverty Rate

0.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brightwaters

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brightwaters is Multiple, with 3.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brightwaters is White, with 0.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0%.

Brightwaters Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater0.89%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Some College0%

Brightwaters Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed1.5%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Brightwaters Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brightwaters Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$189,676$214,182
Households$187,581$202,958
Married Families$196,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$102,232$121,589

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brightwaters Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.7%

Male Marriage Rate

67.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Brightwaters Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brightwaters Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Brightwaters Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brightwaters Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

89

Number of Veterans

89

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam36
Korea16
Second Gulf War10
First Gulf War10
World War II0

Brightwaters Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+34
65 to 7430
55 to 6415
35 to 5410
18 to 340

Brightwaters Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White894.14%

Brightwaters Veterans by Race

Brightwaters Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brightwaters Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brightwaters Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brightwaters Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brightwaters Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.52%

Born in Brightwaters

94.78%

Native Born

5.22%

Foreign Born

1.7%

Non Citizen

3.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.78% of Brightwaters residents were born in the United States, with 87.52% having been born in New York. 1.7% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Brightwaters Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,142-5-0.16%
20283,147-4-0.13%
20273,151-4-0.13%
20263,155-5-0.16%
20253,160-4-0.13%
20243,164-5-0.16%
20233,169-8-0.25%
20223,177-19-0.59%
20213,196140.44%
20203,1821203.92%
20193,062-12-0.39%
20183,074-6-0.19%
20173,08000%
20163,080-17-0.55%
20153,097-13-0.42%
20143,110-9-0.29%
20133,119-7-0.22%
20123,126-6-0.19%
20113,132120.38%
20103,12000%
20003,248-17-0.52%
19903,265-21-0.64%
19803,286-522-13.71%
19703,80861519.26%
19603,193511.62%
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Brightwaters Population by Year