Brunswick, ME

Brunswick profile

Living in Brunswick

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 20,535 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brunswick who work in office and administrative support (13.03%), management occupations (11.86%), and teaching (9.79%).

Of important note, Brunswick is also a town of artists. Brunswick has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brunswick’s character.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.58% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

The education level of Brunswick ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Brunswick, 47.97% 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 2018 was $37,197, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,788 for a family of four. However, Brunswick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Brunswick is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 English, Irish, French, German, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Brunswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.