Brewster is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,954 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Brewster is the 181st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Brewster are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brewster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brewster is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brewster who work in sales jobs (13.84%), management occupations (10.33%) and office and administrative support (9.93%).
Of important note, Brewster is also a town of artists. Brewster has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brewster’s character.
Another notable thing is that Brewster is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Because of many things, Brewster is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brewster really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brewster perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Brewster is worth considering.
Brewster is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
If knowledge is power, Brewster is a pretty powerful place. 50.20% of the adults in Brewster have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Brewster in 2010 was $37,792, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,168 for a family of four. However, Brewster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Brewster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brewster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brewster include Irish, English, Italian, German, Scottish and French.
The most common language spoken in Brewster is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,262|
|BREWSTER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.48%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.52%|
|TYPE OF BREWSTER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||75.93%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.71%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||12.95%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.13%|
|SIZE OF BREWSTER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.24%|
|AGE OF BREWSTER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.13%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||67.05%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||15.58%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.24%|
|BREWSTER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$494,585|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,433|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||2.16%|
|$54,001 - $109,000||0.22%|
|$109,001 - $217,000||3.39%|
|$217,001 - $326,000||12.03%|
|$326,001 - $435,000||25.27%|
|$435,001 - $543,000||17.08%|
|$543,001 - $815,000||22.75%|
|$815,001 - $1,087,000||10.49%|
|PEOPLE OF BREWSTER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.94%|
|5 TO 17||12.97%|
|18 TO 24||6.79%|
|25 TO 34||4.70%|
|35 TO 54||23.21%|
|55 TO 64||20.43%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||28.96%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.70%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$66,306|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,792|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||6.95%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.07%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.77%)
Real estate (2.70%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.79%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.12%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.64%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.27%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (23.12%)
French Canadian (2.77%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (94.74%)
Slavic languages (1.24%)
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