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 20,495 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brunswick who work in office and administrative support (10.93%), teaching (9.28%), and sales jobs (9.16%).

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.

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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Brunswick ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brunswick, 40.53% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Brunswick in 2010 was $30,490, which is wealthy relative to Maine, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,960 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 French and Spanish.