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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,885
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens45.3%
Employed Population 16+744
Age of the Population64

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.7%
Median Earnings25+$50,748
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,878

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,145
% Above Poverty Level96.8%
% Below Poverty Level3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home22.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$502
Median House Value$473,900

Ancestry

English25%
Italian19.3%
Irish18.6%
German8.4%
Swedish8%
Scottish5.5%
Portuguese4.9%
Canadian4.4%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque3%
Lithuanian2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)2%
Russian1.7%
Finnish1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
US/American1.4%
Welsh0.8%
Belgian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
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Brewster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barnstable County
Standard Zip Codes2631
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.76
Approximate Longitude-70.08

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)

StationCHATHAM MUNICIPAL AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 50 F
Jul Temp62 to 75 F
Oct Temp47 to 60 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationPROVINCETOWN
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chatham1,373$93,750
Dennis2,368$88,664
Orleans1,867$79,883

Brewster Public Libraries

Brewster Ladies` Library
1822 MAIN STREET
Brewster, Massachusetts
(508) 896-3913

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Brewster Public Schools

Eddy Elementary
2298 Main Street
ZIP: 2631
(508) 896-4531
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Stony Brook Elementary
384 Underpass Road
ZIP: 2631
(508) 896-4545
Primary
Total Enrollment 267

Brewster Private Schools

Latham School
1646 Main St
ZIP: 2631
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
The Family School
3570 Main St
ZIP: 2631
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
The Laurel School
1436 Long Pond Rd
ZIP: 2631
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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