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Overview

Introduction to Brewer, Maine

Brewer, Maine, in Penobscot county, is 107 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 204 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Bangor metro area, Brewer is home to some 8,987 residents.

Brewer History

Brewer was first settled by Colonel John Brewer. It was originally a part of Orrington, which was incorporated in 1788. At that time, it was known as New Worcester and was named after John Brewer's birthplace. Brewer was separated from Orrington in 1812 and was incorporated as an independent town.

Brewer and nearby Attractions

  • Clewley Museum
  • Brewer Shopping Center
  • Indian Trail Park
  • Fort Knox State Historic Site

Things To Do In Brewer

The Maine Discovery Museum is the largest children’s museum north of Boston. A visit to the Clewley Museum will be a great experience for those interested in history. The Indian Trail Park is also worth visiting. The Fort Knox State Historic Site is another popular tourist destination. The Waterfront Winterfest is celebrated in the city every February.

Brewer Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Brewer Higher Education

There are several higher education institutes near Brewer, including the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Southern Maine and Saint Joseph’s College.

People

Total Population 9,341
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,941
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,988
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,181

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,652
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $779
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0%
English 20.4%
Irish 17.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brewer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Penobscot
Metro Area Bangor
Standard Zip Codes 04412
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.796
Longitude -68.761

Brewer Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BANGOR INTL AP
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CORINNA
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 26 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 57 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bangor 32,695 $49,644
Eddington 2,519 $68,413
Glenburn 4,607 $72,992
Holden 3,082 $67,083
Newburgh 1,483 $58,380
Veazie 2,045 $68,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brewer Public Libraries

Library
Brewer Public Library
24 UNION STREET
Brewer, Maine
(207) 989-7943
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Brewer High Schools

BREWER HIGH SCHOOL
79 PARKWAY SOUTH
207-989-4140
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 861 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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