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The Brunswick CDP(1) had a population of 17,202 as of July 1, 2022. Brunswick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brunswick is located at latitude 43.9145 and longitude -69.9653 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Brunswick Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 14.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.55 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Brunswick Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brunswick Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brunswick, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brunswick: Pejebscot, Pejepscot.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Brunswick, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 17,202 (100%)
Population in Households 15,149 (88.1%)
Population in Families 10,573 (61.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,053 (11.9%)
Population Density 885
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $65,103
Average Household Income $102,770
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $43,947
Wealth Index5 110


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,907 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,649 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,649 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 610 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $285,357
Average Home Value $302,334
Housing Affordability Index3 95


Total Households 7,297
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 3,820
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.44% 0.23%
Households 0.50% 0.30%
Families   0.28%
Median Household Income   4.42%
Per Capita Income   3.50%
Owner Occupied HU   0.47%

Brunswick, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brunswick to the other 155 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 11 94th
Population Density # 32 80th
Median Household Income # 47 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 21 14th
Per Capita Income # 27 83rd
Diversity Index # 12 93rd

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