Brewster, New York

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Brewster, New York

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High Points

Brewster strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Brewster Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Brewster Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 3% trophy Brewster Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Brewster, New York

Comparing Brewster to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 4
Median Family Income 8 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 3
People Above Poverty 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 2 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Rents 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4

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Brewster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles NE of New York, New York
County Putnam
Standard Zip Codes 10509
Phone Area Codes 845
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.397
Longitude -73.617

Brewster Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches
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Brewster Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,162 100%
Male 1,226 56.7%
Female 936 43.3%
Under 18 440 20.4%
18+ 1,722 79.6%
65+ 216 10%
Median Age 33
Average Family Size 3.08
White 1,703 78.8%
African-American 116 5.4%
Asian 50 2.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.4%
Other 252 11.7%
Mixed Race 33 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 694 32.1%

Estimated Brewster Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,158
Growth -4
Growth % -0.2%

Brewster Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.9%
Italian 14.3%
Irish 12.6%
German 6.1%
US/American 5.5%
English 5.1%
Polish 2.4%
Norwegian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scottish 1.5%
Slovak 1.4%
Russian 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Nigerian 0.7%
Jamaican 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
British 0.5%
Brazilian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
European 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sears Corners (10509)
Southeast (10509)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brewster 2,162 $48,393
Carmel 33,006 $86,032
Lake Carmel 8,663 $76,514
Lincolndale 2,018 $96,290
Mahopac 8,478 $78,091
Shenorock 1,887 $79,534
Somers 18,346 $103,950

Brewster Public Libraries

Brewster Public Library
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(845) 279-6421
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