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Overview

Introduction to Brewster, Massachusetts

Brewster, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 32 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 64 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area.

The city of Brewster is an historic sea captains' town and was first settled in 1656. The city was officially incorporated in 1803. The city was named after Elder William Brewster, the first spiritual leader of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. In the late 1600s, the country’s first woolen mill and water-powered grist was founded around the Stony Brook. Presently, the old mansions and stately homes of the rich sea captains have been converted into the city's inns and bed-and-breakfasts.

Brewster and nearby Attractions

  • The National Seashore
  • Plimouth Plantation
  • Heritage Museum and Gardens
  • Whale Watching
  • Monomoy Seals
  • Lighthouses

Things To Do In Brewster

Brewster provides many recreational activities including seven beautiful bayside beaches, hiking and biking trails, a number of ponds for swimming and fishing, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts and a soccer complex. There are also several historical sites and museums in the surrounding Brewster area.

Brewster Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International

Brewster Higher Education

The nearest college is Bridgewater State College.

People

Total Population 2,280
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 36.8%
Employed Population 16+ 949
Age of the Population 60

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $75,331
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $867
Median House Value $489,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
US/American 1.1%
English 27.3%
Irish 24.8%

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

Brewster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Metro Area Barnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes 02631
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.76
Longitude -70.094

Brewster 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 CHATHAM MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 50 F
Jul Temp 62 to 75 F
Oct Temp 47 to 60 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station PROVINCETOWN
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chatham 1,516 $88,906
Dennis 2,551 $95,530
Eastham 4,923 $72,071
Harwich 12,197 $81,049
Orleans 1,669 $75,667
Yarmouth 23,581 $71,210

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

Brewster Public Libraries

Library
Brewster Ladies' Library Assoc.
1822 MAIN STREET
Brewster, Massachusetts
(508) 896-3913

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