Brunswick is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 21,756 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Brunswick is the ninth largest community in Maine.
Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brunswick who work in management occupations (13.58%), office and administrative support (11.23%), and teaching (9.96%).
Also of interest is that Brunswick has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.18% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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.
The citizens of Brunswick are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.19% of adults in Brunswick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Brunswick in 2018 was $37,499, which is upper middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,996 for a family of four. However, Brunswick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brunswick include English, Irish, German, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.