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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 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 year.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,564
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens21%
Employed Population 16+7,415
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married43.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.1%
Median Earnings25+$33,158
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,462
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,538

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,308
% Above Poverty Level88.8%
% Below Poverty Level11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.8%
Median Gross Rent$760
Median House Value$198,400

Ancestry

English22.1%
Irish20.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
French Except Basque12.6%
German11.6%
Italian6.4%
Canadian5.7%
Scottish3.5%
Polish3.5%
Swedish2.5%
Hungarian1.5%
Greek1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Russian0.9%
Portuguese0.7%
Arab0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Haitian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Brunswick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cumberland County
Standard Zip Codes4011
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.91
Approximate Longitude-69.96

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)

StationBRUNSWICK
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp33 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationLEWISTON
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bath8,334$54,482
Bowdoin3,102$65,357
Bowdoinham604$90,703
Harpswell4,842$82,917
Topsham6,436$77,500
West Bath2,157$73,750

Brunswick Public Libraries

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

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Brunswick Hospitals

Mid Coast Hospital
(Non-profit)
123 Medical Center Drive
(207) 729-0181
Parkview Adventist Medical Center : Parkview Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
329 Maine Street
(207) 729-1641

Brunswick Public Schools

Brunswick High School
116 Maquoit Road
ZIP: 4011
(207) 319-1910
High
Total Enrollment 803
Brunswick Jr High School
65 Columbia Avenue
ZIP: 4011
(207) 319-1930
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
Coffin School
20 Barrows Street
ZIP: 4011
(207) 319-1950
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary
44 Mckeen Street
ZIP: 4011
(207) 319-1960
Primary
Total Enrollment 739
Maine Region Ten Technical High Sch
68 Church Road
ZIP: 4011
(207) 729-6622

Brunswick Private Schools

Compass Point Academy
58 Wildwood Dr
ZIP: 4011
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Spurwink
675 Old Portland Rd
ZIP: 4011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St John's Catholic School
37 Pleasant St
ZIP: 4011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
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