Brewer, ME Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brewer, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Brewer had a population of 9,588 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Brewer is located at latitude 44.7848 and longitude -68.735 in Penobscot County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brewer (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The City of Brewer (GNIS ID: 582366) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brewer population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brewer: Brewer Village.

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Brewer, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,588
Population in Households 9,458
Population in Familes 6,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 629
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 4,230
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,443
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,415 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,815 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $168,750
Average Home Value $188,975


Median Household Income $46,809
Average Household Income $68,716
Per Capita Income $30,542
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.19%
Households 0.26% 0.26%
Families -0.03% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brewer, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brewer to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 90th
Population Density1 # 46 65th
Diversity Index2 # 35 73rd
Median Household Income # 50 62nd
Per Capita Income # 32 76th

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