Brewster, NY

Brewster profile

Living in Brewster

Brewster is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,337 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brewster is the 525th largest community in New York. Brewster has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brewster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brewster is a village of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brewster who work in food service (14.78%), maintenance occupations (12.27%), and management occupations (9.02%).

The overall crime rate in Brewster is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In Brewster, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Even though Brewster is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Brewster are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.11% of adults in Brewster having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brewster in 2018 was $28,279, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,116 for a family of four. However, Brewster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brewster is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Brewster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Brewster, accounting for 65.08% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Brewster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brewster include Italian, Irish, English, Albanian, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Brewster's cultural character, accounting for 48.16% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Brewster is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Other Indo-European.