Brewster, NY
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Brewster is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,332 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Brewster is the 525th largest community in New York. Brewster has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Housing costs in Brewster are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Brewster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brewster is a village of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Brewster who work in maintenance occupations (25.90%), sales jobs (11.00%), and office and administrative support (9.80%).

Overall, Brewster’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

In Brewster, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.57 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.

Despite being a small village, Brewster has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in Brewster with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.70% of adults in Brewster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brewster in 2010 was $22,936, 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 $91,744 for a family of four. However, Brewster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brewster is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Brewster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brewster residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Brewster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.21% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Brewster include Italian, German, English, and Scottish.

In addition, Brewster has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (48.17%).

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