Brunswick, ME
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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.

Brunswick is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

Brunswick is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Brunswick enrolled in college, Brunswick has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Brunswick 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Brunswick is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Brunswick area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Brunswick are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.25% 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 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.