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.

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 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.

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 citizens of Brunswick are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.97% 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 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.