About the community

Overview for BRUNSWICK, ME

16,554 people live in BRUNSWICK, where the median age is 41.9 and the average individual income is $38,689. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.9 years

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Welcome to Brunswick

A historic college town with an eclectic arts community



Brunswick is a historic and picturesque New England town that serves as a gateway to midcoast and Downeast Maine. A balanced mix of retail, professional and arts-related businesses, along with light to medium industry and traditional farming, foresting, and commercial fishing – can all be found in Brunswick. Downtown Brunswick’s broad Maine Street combines village flavor and city flair. Dotted with specialty shops, open spaces, and fabulous restaurants to satisfy every mood and palate, Brunswick’s pedestrian-friendly downtown attracts shoppers, strollers, and foodies alike.


In Brunswick, community means friendly neighborhoods and markets; inspiring art and culture in world-class venues; unique shopping and great food; healthy outdoor activities in a beautiful environment; a diversity of churches and denominations; and learning opportunities that never end. Whether raising a family or looking for a place to spend an active retirement with others from all walks of life—or anything in between—Brunswick offers a place to experience a rewarding and happy life


What to Love

  • Gateway to Midcoast and Downeast Maine 
  • Interesting arts scene 
  • Energetic downtown 
  • Quiet outlying neighborhoods
  • Rich history with several protected buildings and landmarks 

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Brunswick cherish its rich history. They have a sense of community around some of the important events that took place in the region.  Summer in Brunswick is the main highlight on the calendar.  Summer concerts and events are plentiful celebrating the arts, history, and culture of this historic region.  



Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Bowdoin College attracts restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops to Brunswick. Wild Oats Bakery is a small cafe in the middle of town, perfect for students or working professionals to have breakfast or to study with friends. Flight Deck Brewing has a sophisticated brewery experience with amazing small bar snacks. Watami Is a family-owned sushi restaurant with authentic Japanese cuisine. 

Brunswick residents shop locally and there are opportunities to buy locally grown produce. Local growers bring their best fruit and vegetables to the Brunswick farmers' market every summer. Local artisans set up booths with their handmade items and crafts along Main St. The Cooks Corner Shopping Mall is the largest shopping center in Brunswick.

The entertainment in Brunswick is defined by Bowdoin College and its amazing art students. The summer arts, music, and food shows at Bowdoin College and Brunswick are some of the highlights of the year. There are plenty of bars and breweries in Brunswick for weekend entertainment, date nights, and fun evenings out with friends. 



Things to Do

With the pristine coastline surrounding Brunswick, there is no shortage of amazing outdoors activities mere minutes from anywhere in town. The Thomas Point Beach and Campground is one of the best open spaces in Brunswick. It has a sandy beach overlooking the rocky Maine shoreline and fully functional camper stands for RVs and tent camping. Thomas Point is also a wonderful day trip for families looking to get away from the city and relax. 

The 2nd Friday Brunswick Art Walk is a monthly art festival where local artists show off their newest pieces. It is a wonderful family-friendly event that brings out the entire community. Fun events in Brunswick are not just in the summertime. The annual Ice Bar Party at The Brunswick Hotel is a winter festival showcasing some spectacular ice sculptures along with an Ice bar with signature cocktails. 


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Demographics and Employment Data for BRUNSWICK, ME

BRUNSWICK has 6,818 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BRUNSWICK do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,554 people call BRUNSWICK home. The population density is 851.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.38 / 51.62%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Schools in BRUNSWICK, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby BRUNSWICK. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Brunswick Junior High School
6th - 8th
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary
3rd - 5th
9th - 12th
Kate Furbish Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
St John's Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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