Brunswick, ME

Census Place

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2022 Population
16,725
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Susan Collins
Republican Party
US Senator
Angus King
Independent Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
4.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9%
4.94% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,696
2.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$304,800
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,232
4% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Brunswick, ME had a population of 16.7k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $66,696. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brunswick, ME grew from 16,554 to 16,725, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $65,285 to $66,696, a 2.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick, ME are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.57%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.53%).

None of the households in Brunswick, ME reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Brunswick, ME are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brunswick, ME are Bowdoin College (631 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Brunswick, ME was $304,800, and the homeownership rate was 69.9%.

Most people in Brunswick, ME drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Brunswick, ME was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brunswick, ME is home to a population of 16.7k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.96% of Brunswick, ME residents were born outside of the country (996 people).

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Brunswick, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 401 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Brunswick, ME residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brunswick, ME was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brunswick, ME
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 648
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    704 ± 247
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    401 ± 159
2.97%
Hispanic Population
497 people

In 2022, there were 21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Brunswick, ME than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 401 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.97% of the people in Brunswick, ME are hispanic (497 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    9,723 ± 2,412 people
  2. China
    2,585 ± 1,247 people
  3. Germany
    2,409 ± 1,204 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maine was Canada, the natal country of 9,723 Maine residents, followed by China with 2,585 and Germany with 2,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.96%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
996 people
4.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
801 people

As of 2022, 5.96% of Brunswick, ME residents (996 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brunswick, ME was 4.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    559 ± 196
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    218 ± 112
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 79

Brunswick, ME has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brunswick, ME employs 8.23k people. The largest industries in Brunswick, ME are Educational Services (1,623 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,173 people), and Retail Trade (787 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($94,096), Finance & Insurance ($81,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,889).

Males in Maine have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,509. The income inequality in Maine (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.23k
2022 Value
± 726
−4%
1 Year decline
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick, ME declined at a rate of −4%, from 8.58k employees to 8.23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brunswick, ME, are Management Occupations (1,106 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (853 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (853 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brunswick, ME.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.23k
2022 Value
± 726
−4%
1 Year decline
± 12.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brunswick, ME declined at a rate of −4%, from 8.58k employees to 8.23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brunswick, ME, are Educational Services (1,623 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,173 people), and Retail Trade (787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brunswick, ME, though some of these residents may live in Brunswick, ME and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,435
Median earning men ± $6,469
$33,932
Median earning women ± $4,004

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($100,342), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,216), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($104,722), Manufacturing ($87,873), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 627k people employed in Maine. This represents a 1.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maine.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maine went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (43.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing the state of Maine. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maine

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Susan Collins
Senator from Maine2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Angus King
Senator from Maine1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont join meetings of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

Susan Collins and Angus King are the senators currently representing Maine.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maine

Maine is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maine have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brunswick, ME awarded 631 degrees. The student population of Brunswick, ME in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 926 male students and 989 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brunswick, ME are White (336 and 59.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (75 and 13.2%), Two or More Races (53 and 9.35%), and Asian (51 and 8.99%).

The largest universities in Brunswick, ME by number of degrees awarded are Bowdoin College (631 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brunswick, ME are General Political Science & Government (83 and 13.2%), Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (78 and 12.4%), and General Mathematics (43 and 6.81%).

The median tuition cost in Brunswick, ME for private four year colleges is $60,952.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Brunswick, ME, the percentage of applicants admitted was 9.19%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 58.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,915 (48.4% men and 51.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,915 students enrolled in Brunswick, ME, 48.4% men and 51.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,063 records, of which 48.3% were women and 51.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 78 degrees awarded
  3. 43 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brunswick, ME was General Political Science & Government with 83 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
631 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bowdoin College with 631 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 312 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brunswick, ME, which is 0.978 times less than the 319 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 336 degrees mean that there were 4.48 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 75 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,952) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($576) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.538% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.438% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (355k), Some college (229k), and Bachelors Degree (225k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brunswick, ME was $304,800 in 2022, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $256,100 to $304,800, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Brunswick, ME is 69.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brunswick, ME have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brunswick, ME is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$304,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$19,516
$4,755
Median Property Taxes
±$487

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brunswick, ME the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Brunswick, ME compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%
Homeownership
2022
55.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.9% of the housing units in Brunswick, ME were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Brunswick, ME colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,696
Median Household Income
± $6,639
6.8k
Number of Households
± 644

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.8k households in Brunswick, ME grew to $66,696 from the previous year's value of $65,285.

The following chart displays the households in Brunswick, ME distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brunswick, ME is from Maine.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Maine
0.436
2021 Wage GINI in Maine

In 2022, the income inequality in Maine was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.204% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maine was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maine in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (58.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.5%)
  3. Walked (13.5%)

In 2022, 58.9% of workers in Brunswick, ME drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.5%) and those who walked to work (13.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brunswick, ME have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Brunswick, ME have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brunswick, ME distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brunswick, ME have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brunswick, ME (1.34k out of 14.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brunswick, ME is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.8% of the population of Brunswick, ME has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 9.59% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 3.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, ME see 595 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.335% decrease from the previous year (597 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 132 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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595 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cumberland County, ME

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, ME see an average of 595 patients per year. This represents a 0.335% decrease from the previous year (597 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cumberland County, ME in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.18%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
9.59%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
18.2%
Non-Group
3.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brunswick, ME declined by 15.8% from 6.16% to 5.18%.

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