Brewster, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brewster, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Brewster Census Designated Place had a population of 2,156 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Brewster, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,156
Daytime Population: Workers 2,014
Daytime Population: Residents 980
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,994
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,117
Population in Familes 1,538
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 557
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $59,295
Average Household Income $91,632
Per Capita Income $45,481


Total Housing Units 2,278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 834 (36.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,215 (53.3%)
Median Home Value $585,037
Average Home Value $638,655


Total Households 1,063
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 603
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 1.04% 0.74%
Households 1.07% 0.8%
Families 1.0% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 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 # 183 26th
Population Density # 216 13th
Diversity Index # 213 14th
Median Household Income # 173 30th
Per Capita Income # 70 72nd

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