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 20,645 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Brunswick is the eighth largest community in Maine.
Brunswick real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Brunswick house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brunswick who work in office and administrative support (11.56%), teaching (11.45%), and food service (8.39%).
In addition, Brunswick is a college town. There are a lot of students in Brunswick attending college, and as a result Brunswick provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Brunswick is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Brunswick, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Brunswick is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.25% of adults in Brunswick have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Brunswick in 2010 was $32,338, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,352 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 Irish, French , German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.