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Overview

Introduction to Brunswick, Maine

Brunswick, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 22 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 121 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The people of the town are in the Portland metropolitan area. Brunswick has a population of 21,172.

Brunswick History

The area was originally settled in by Thomas Purchase in 1628. Brunswick was incorporated as a town in 1738. The first cotton mill in Maine was established in this town. Brunswick was named after the House of Brunswick, the Germanic royal dynasty that ruled the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg.

Brunswick and nearby Attractions

  • Pejepscot Historical Society Museum
  • Edwards Field
  • Lincoln Street Historic District
  • Brunswick Golf Course

Things To Do In Brunswick

Parks like the Lishness Park, Pickard Field and Edwards Field are coupled with recreational facilities that attract tourists. The Pejepscot Historical Society Museum may interest those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Golfers can also enjoy a round at the Brunswick Golf Course. The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival is hosted by the town every yeat.

Brunswick Transportation

Portland International is the nearest major airport.

Brunswick Higher Education

Bowdoin College is in the town. Other higher education institutes that can be attended from Brunswick include University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College and the University of Maine at Augusta.

People

Total Population 15,453
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,486
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,156
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $757
Median House Value $193,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 22.8%
Irish 22.1%

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

Brunswick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Cumberland
Metro Area Portland
Standard Zip Codes 04011
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.914
Longitude -69.965

Brunswick 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 BRUNSWICK
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station LEWISTON
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station NEWCASTLE
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Birch Island (04011)

Cundys Harbor (04011)

Mere Point (04011)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bath 8,349 $51,618
Bowdoin 3,087 $61,648
Bowdoinham 520 $89,792
Harpswell 4,815 $82,254
Topsham 6,483 $75,268
West Bath 2,081 $68,315

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

Brunswick Public Libraries

Library
Brunswick - Curtis Memorial Library
23 PLEASANT STREET
Brunswick, Maine
(207) 725-5242
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Brunswick Hospitals

PARKVIEW ADVENTIST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
329 MAINE ST
(207) 373-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

MID COAST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
123 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(207) 729-0181
Emergency Service: Yes

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116 MAQUOIT ROAD
207-798-5500
Serves 1,177 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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68 CHURCH ROAD
207-729-6622
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