Introduction to Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn county, is 57 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida. The city has a population of 15,600.

Brunswick History

Mark Carr was the first European to settle in this area. He came here in 1838 and established a Tobacco Plantation spread over an area of 1,000 acres along the turtle river. Mark Carr sold his fields to the Royal Province of Georgia in 1771, which then laid out the town and named it after Brunswick-L√ľneburg, Germany.

Brunswick and nearby Attractions

  • Brunswick Old Town Historic District
  • Howard Coffin Park
  • Roosevelt Lawrence Community Center
  • Golden Isles Speedway
  • St. Simons Island

Things To Do In Brunswick

Downtown Brunswick is home to the Ritz Theater, which hosts cultural events throughout the year. The Ritz Theater is also historically significant as it was built in 1898. The city also has many art galleries like the Gallery on New Castle, which is a nineteenth century building that has been authentically restored. Golfers have plenty to look forward to with three golf courses located nearby.

Brunswick Transportation

Jacksonville International is the nearest major airport.

Brunswick Higher Education

Coastal Georgia Community College is the local center for higher learning. Florida Community College and Armstrong Atlantic State University also offer higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 15,648
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,313
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 28.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $20,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,250


Median Family Income $30,457
% Above Poverty Level 62.6%
% Below Poverty Level 37.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 37.8%
Median Gross Rent $711
Median House Value $87,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 3.9%

Brunswick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 57 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Glynn
Standard Zip Codes 31520, 31522, 31523, 31525, 31527
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31521, 31561
Company Zip Codes 31524
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.149
Longitude -81.491

Brunswick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 59 to 78 F
Jul Temp 76 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 79 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Station NAHUNTA 3 E
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 63 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Distance 46.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 64 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brunswick, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Altama (31520)

Everett (31525)

Jekyll Island (31527)

Saint Simons Island (31522)

Sea Island (31561)

Sears (31520)

Sterling (31525)

Thalman (31525)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Darien 3,465 $38,500

Brunswick Public Libraries

Three Rivers Regional Library System
Brunswick, Georgia
(912) 267-1212

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Brunswick Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(912) 466-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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