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Brewster, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Brewster Census Designated Place had a population of 2,140 as of July 1, 2016. Brewster ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brewster is located at latitude 41.7609 and longitude -70.0704 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the Brewster Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The Brewster Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377994) 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 Brewster Census Designated Place is located within Town of Brewster, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

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

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Brewster, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,140
Population in Households 2,101
Population in Familes 1,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 553
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,049
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 596
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 826 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,202 (53.4%)
Median Home Value $569,323
Average Home Value $626,606


Median Household Income $56,842
Average Household Income $87,820
Per Capita Income $43,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 0.91%
Households 1.03% 0.84%
Families 0.97% 0.79%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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.

Brewster, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brewster to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts 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 # 185 26th
Population Density1 # 218 12th
Diversity Index2 # 211 14th
Median Household Income # 177 28th
Per Capita Income # 76 70th

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