Brunswick is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 16,157 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Brunswick is the 60th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brunswick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brunswick is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brunswick who work in maintenance occupations (17.22%), office and administrative support (13.73%), and food service (9.62%).
One of the nice things about Brunswick is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Brunswick, just 12.11% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Brunswick in 2010 was $15,967, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,868 for a family of four. Brunswick also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Brunswick is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brunswick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brunswick residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Brunswick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brunswick include German, English, Scots-Irish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.