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Brewer, Maine - Basic Facts

The City of Brewer had a population of 9,585 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brewer: Brewer Village.

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Brewer, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,585
Daytime Population: Workers 5,818
Daytime Population: Residents 4,783
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 9,452
Population in Familes 6,859
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 629
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $51,430
Average Household Income $70,970
Per Capita Income $31,396


Total Housing Units 4,528 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,417 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,792 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $175,677
Average Home Value $194,952


Total Households 4,209
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.15%
Households 0.15% 0.17%
Families -0.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2017 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 Density # 45 66th
Diversity Index # 37 72nd
Median Household Income # 45 66th
Per Capita Income # 32 76th

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