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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. Brewer is part of the surrounding Bangor metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,284
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+5,039
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,466
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,484

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,319
% Above Poverty Level92.5%
% Below Poverty Level7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$847
Median House Value$160,800

Ancestry

French Except Basque17.8%
Irish17.5%
English17%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.1%
German7.5%
Scottish7.1%
Canadian5.5%
Italian4.8%
Dutch3.6%
Swedish2.3%
Portuguese2%
Czech1.5%
Polish1.3%
Cypriot0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Austrian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
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Brewer Almanac

CategoryValue
County Penobscot County
Standard Zip Codes4412
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.77
Approximate Longitude-68.73

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)

StationBANGOR INTL AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp59 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 57 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCORINNA
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp1 to 26 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 57 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Distance39.4 miles
Jan Temp10 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bangor32,491$51,430
Eddington2,188$74,063
Glenburn4,598$71,908
Holden3,080$58,621
Newburgh1,539$58,214
Veazie1,927$70,114

Brewer Public Libraries

Brewer Public Library
100 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Brewer, Maine
(207) 989-7943

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Brewer Public Schools

Brewer Community School
92 Pendleton Street
ZIP: 4412
(207) 404-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 948
Brewer High School
79 Parkway South
ZIP: 4412
(207) 989-4140
High
Total Enrollment 692

Brewer Private Schools

Apostolic Christian Academy
14 Parkway S
ZIP: 4412
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Stillwater Academy
26 Acme Rd
ZIP: 4412
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
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