Brewer, ME
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Brewer is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maine. With a population of 9,232 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brewer is the 24th largest community in Maine. Much of the housing stock in Brewer was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Brewer isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brewer are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brewer is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brewer who work in office and administrative support (14.25%), sales jobs (12.81%), and management occupations (9.67%).

One of the benefits of Brewer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.16 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Brewer citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.43% of adults in Brewer have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brewer in 2010 was $29,471, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,884 for a family of four. However, Brewer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Brewer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brewer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brewer include Irish, French , German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Brewer is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German.