Brewer, Maine

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Population in 2017: 9,043 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.6%
 
Males: 4,393  (48.6%)
Females: 4,650  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

40.7 years
Maine median age:

44.6 years

Zip codes: 04412.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,253 (it was $36,949 in 2000)
Brewer:

$59,253
ME:

$56,277

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,350 (it was $20,158 in 2000)

Brewer city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,045 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Brewer:

$158,045
ME:

$191,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,862; detached houses: $185,500; townhouses or other attached units: $256,207; in 2-unit structures: $266,632; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $389,692; mobile homes: $54,711

Median gross rent in 2017: $928.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brewer: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.9%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.8% for Black residents, 9.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.0% for American Indian residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brewer, ME (2017)
    • 8,91596.8%White alone
    • 1561.7%Two or more races
    • 450.5%Hispanic
    • 340.4%Black alone
    • 260.3%American Indian alone
    • 160.2%Asian alone

Races in Brewer detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Brewer, Maine as of October 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brewer is 357 to 1.


Crime rates in Brewer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(10.9)
2
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(32.8)
1
(10.9)
2
(22.0)
5
(55.0)
6
(66.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.6)
2
(21.1)
2
(21.3)
4
(42.8)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.1)
7
(77.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(43.8)
1
(10.9)
2
(22.0)
2
(22.0)
3
(33.2)
5
(55.0)
3
(31.6)
3
(31.6)
5
(53.3)
3
(32.1)
3
(32.3)
1
(10.9)
6
(66.3)
2
(22.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
57
(623.7)
26
(284.5)
37
(406.5)
23
(253.0)
36
(398.2)
37
(406.7)
21
(221.5)
26
(274.2)
44
(469.3)
27
(289.2)
14
(150.9)
23
(250.4)
7
(77.4)
7
(77.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
376
(4,114)
307
(3,360)
381
(4,186)
316
(3,476)
324
(3,584)
273
(3,001)
206
(2,173)
254
(2,679)
251
(2,677)
218
(2,335)
191
(2,058)
181
(1,971)
248
(2,741)
253
(2,816)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(65.7)
7
(76.6)
11
(120.9)
5
(55.0)
5
(55.3)
4
(44.0)
7
(73.8)
5
(52.7)
3
(32.0)
2
(21.4)
2
(21.6)
1
(10.9)
7
(77.4)
6
(66.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)240.8183.4216.6190.8202.2180.6124.1151.7159.6143.2104.399.4141.1178.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Brewer, ME

Crime rate in Brewer detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Maine average:

1.69
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Ancestries: American (21.4%), French (13.3%), Irish (9.9%), French Canadian (8.6%), English (8.0%), German (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/22/1812

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 15.1 square miles.

Population density: 599 people per square mile   (low).

Brewer, Maine map

221 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% North America, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

2.4%
Maine:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,905 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,699 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (108.0 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (206.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (376.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Bangor, ME (1.5 miles ),
Hampden, ME (2.1 miles ),
Veazie, ME (2.1 miles ),
Holden, ME (2.1 miles ),
Orrington, ME (2.2 miles ),
Eddington, ME (2.7 miles ),
Hermon, ME (2.8 miles ),
Orono, ME (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 44.79 N, Longitude: 68.75 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,576 (+17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,083 (21.9%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Distribution of median household income in Brewer, ME in 2017
Distribution of house value in Brewer, ME in 2017
Brewer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2004: 29 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $66,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $65,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Brewer, ME residents
Average permit cost in Brewer, ME
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Maine:

3.8%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Brewer, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Paper (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.7%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Brewer, ME (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.5%)

Average climate in Brewer, Maine

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Brewer, Maine environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 59.4. This is better than average.

City:

59.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.33
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Brewer-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.9 miles away from Brewer center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 282.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 166.9 miles away from Brewer center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.2 miles away from Brewer center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from Brewer center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Penobscot County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Snows: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brewer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Brewer:

  • VENCOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES INC (240 STATE STREET TWIN CITY PLAZA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-BREWER (74 PARKWAY SOUTH)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Brewer:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF BANGOR (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • CHANDLER BAY HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • HOSPICE OF EASTERN MAINE HHA (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • EASTERN MAINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)
  • ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; BANGOR, ME)

Airports located in Brewer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Brewer:

  • Husson University (about 4 miles; Bangor, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 9 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 61 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 69 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 108 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 109 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 109 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)

Public high school in Brewer:

Private high schools in Brewer:

  • STILLWATER ACADEMY (Students: 19, Location: 26 ACME RD, Grades: 3-12)
  • APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 9, Location: 14 PARKWAY S, Grades: 1-11)

Public elementary/middle school in Brewer:

  • BREWER COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 92 PENDLETON STREET, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Brewer

Library in Brewer:

  • BREWER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $218,658; Location: 100 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 37,852 books; 1,635 audio materials; 1,139 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 52 other licensed databases; 35 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brewer: Pine Hill Golf Club (A), Brewer Fire Department (B), Clewley Museum (C), Brewer Public Library (D), Brewer Historical Society Building (E), Brewer City Hall (F), Brewer Auditorium (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Twin City Plaza Shopping Center (1), North Brewer Shopping Center (2), Brewer Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Brewer include: First United Methodist Church (A), First Congregational Church of Brewer (B), Second Congregational Church (C), Saint Teresas Catholic Church (D), Saint Patricks Episcopal Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (G), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Cemetery (2), Woodland Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sedgeunkedunk Stream (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sedgeunkedunk Stream (A), Felts Brook (B), Eaton Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Brewer: Indian Trail Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Twin City Motor Inn (453 Wilson Street) (1), Brewer Motor Inn (359 Wilson Street) (2), Air-Line Motor Inn (1043 North Main Street) (3), Village Green Motel (359 Wilson Street) (4), Cozy Inn (440 Wilson Street) (5), New Stable Inn The (448 Wilson) (6), Colony Motel (649 North Main Street) (7), Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems - Riverside Inn (43 Whiting Hill Road) (8), Maine Motel Supply Inc (191 South Main) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Joshua Chamberlain - Union Army general and Medal of Honor recipient, Thomas Chamberlain - Union Army officer, Fannie Pearson Hardy Eckstorm - Folklorist, Roscoe G. Dickinson - Chemist.

Penobscot County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brewer and their reported violations in the past:

BREWER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8,818, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-29-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE WALTONS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-31-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-18-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-21-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-21-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-25-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-20-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAY-03-2006 to MAY-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-13-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TOWN & COUNTRY MHP (Population served: 145, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-22-2012), St Public Notif received (JUL-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-08-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-08-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TOWN & COUNTRY MOTEL (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-14-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-14-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2009), St Public Notif received (SEP-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2007), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Intentional no-action (SEP-15-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-28-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-28-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2012)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Maine:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.8%
Whole state:

62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

9.9%
Whole state:

9.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Brewer in 2010:

  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Brewer in 2000:

  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Brewer (2011 data):

  • Bangor Savings Bank: Brewer Branch at 425 Wilson Street, branch established on 1979/09/10. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $2,556.3 mil, Deposits: $1,940.3 mil, headquarters in Bangor, ME, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Bangor Bancorp, Mhc
  • People's United Bank: Brewer Branch at 366 Wilson Street, branch established on 1954/05/10. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • KeyBank National Association: Brewer Branch at 5 Parkway S, branch established on 1988/12/27. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Brewer Branch at 508 Wilson Street, branch established on 1996/05/08. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Parkway South Branch at 15 Parkway South, branch established on 1979/10/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Brewer:

Marital status in Brewer, ME
  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 46.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Brewer:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maine average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Brewer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brewer, ME (based on Penobscot County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,58115
Mainline Protestant9,71559
Evangelical Protestant7,52380
Other2,93622
Orthodox3001
None116,868-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Here:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Penobscot County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Here:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Penobscot County:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Penobscot County:

28.0%
Maine:

25.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brewer:

51.3%
State:

51.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Brewer:

49.7%
Maine:

49.7%

Average BMI:
Brewer:

28.9
Maine:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Brewer:

22.1%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brewer:

9.5%
Maine:

9.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Maine:

6.9

Overweight people:
Brewer:

37.2%
Maine:

34.9%

General health condition:
Brewer:

58.1%
Maine:

58.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Brewer:

78.5%
Maine:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brewer, ME Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 167$819,498$58,88648$47,563
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 26$79,291$36,59622$15,715
Streets and Highways 20$73,820$44,2920$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$93,330$55,9980$0
Firefighters 18$78,614$52,4091$372
Financial Administration 17$70,673$49,8871$5,748
Sewerage 9$41,746$55,6611$1,089
Parks and Recreation 8$31,268$46,90217$6,154
Water Supply 7$21,202$36,3460$0
Other Government Administration 6$39,653$79,3061$2,232
Local Libraries 2$6,475$38,85010$6,997
Fire - Other 1$2,287$27,4440$0
Police - Other 1$3,572$42,8640$0
Health 0$0 1$350
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 302$1,361,429$54,097102$86,220

Brewer government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,297,000 ($143.43)
    Regular Highways: $640,000 ($70.77)
    Water Utilities: $556,000 ($61.48)
    Sewerage: $254,000 ($28.09)
    General Public Buildings: $239,000 ($26.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000 ($14.82)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,681,000 ($1955.21)
    General - Other: $3,620,000 ($400.31)
    Police Protection: $1,905,000 ($210.66)
    Water Utilities: $1,854,000 ($205.02)
    Sewerage: $1,842,000 ($203.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,823,000 ($201.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,785,000 ($197.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,051,000 ($116.22)
    Financial Administration: $783,000 ($86.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $552,000 ($61.04)
    Central Staff Services: $489,000 ($54.07)
    Natural Resources - Other: $317,000 ($35.05)
    Libraries: $202,000 ($22.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $152,000 ($16.81)
    Transit Utilities: $133,000 ($14.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000 ($13.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $105,000 ($11.61)
    General Public Buildings: $86,000 ($9.51)
    Public Welfare - Other: $60,000 ($6.63)
    Health - Other: $21,000 ($2.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $808,000 ($89.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $266,000 ($29.42)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000 ($0.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $146,000 ($16.15)
    Police Protection: $121,000 ($13.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,147,000 ($1232.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $485,000 ($53.63)

Brewer government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,662,000 ($294.37)
    Other: $679,000 ($75.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $468,000 ($51.75)
    Regular Highways: $343,000 ($37.93)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $260,000 ($28.75)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $93,000 ($10.28)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $42,000 ($4.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,000 ($0.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,918,000 ($322.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $729,000 ($80.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $81,000 ($8.96)
    Interest Earnings: $57,000 ($6.30)
    Special Assessments: $49,000 ($5.42)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,459,000 ($271.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,944,000 ($1210.22)
    General Local Government Support: $915,000 ($101.18)
    Water Utilities: $752,000 ($83.16)
    Sewerage: $160,000 ($17.69)
    Highways: $133,000 ($14.71)
    Other: $88,000 ($9.73)
    Public Welfare: $12,000 ($1.33)
  • Tax - Property: $19,302,000 ($2134.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $109,000 ($12.05)
    Other License: $67,000 ($7.41)

Brewer government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,790,000 ($4289.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,294,000 ($3792.33)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,496,000 ($497.18)

Brewer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,299,000 ($254.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,301,000 ($807.36)

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Maine average:

5.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hancock County, ME  0.46% ($39,233 average AGI)
from Somerset County, ME  0.31% ($32,551)
from Waldo County, ME  0.30% ($35,315)


5.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Maine average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, ME  0.52% ($78,156 average AGI)
to Hancock County, ME  0.43% ($64,636)
to Waldo County, ME  0.35% ($39,428)
Businesses in Brewer, ME
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Circle K2Rite Aid1
Cold Stone Creamery1Ruby Tuesday1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts2Taco Bell1
FedEx1Toyota1
GNC1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
Lowe's1Walgreens1
McDonald's2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brewer:

  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WNZS (1340 AM; 1 kW; VEAZIE, ME; Owner: WATERFRONT COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WDEA (1370 AM; 5 kW; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Brewer:

  • WKIT-FM (100.3 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WMEH (90.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWMJ (95.7 FM; ELLSWORTH, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WEZQ (92.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W275AE (102.9 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBFB (104.7 FM; BELFAST, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVOM (103.9 FM; HOWLAND, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCF (88.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • WBZN (107.3 FM; OLD TOWN, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHSN (89.3 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: HUSSON COLLEGE)
  • WFZX (101.7 FM; SEARSPORT, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WERU-FM (89.9 FM; BLUE HILL, ME; Owner: SALT POND COMMUNITY B/C COMPANY)
  • W218BJ (91.5 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WNSX (97.7 FM; WINTER HARBOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMEB-FM (91.9 FM; ORONO, ME; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE SYSTEM)
  • WMEP (90.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQSS (102.5 FM; CAMDEN, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brewer:

  • WBGR-LP (Channel 33; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: MAINE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLBZ (Channel 2; BANGOR, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCKD-LP (Channel 30; BANGOR/DEDHAM, ME; Owner: J. MCLEOD, ME FAMILY B/CING., INC.)
  • WMEB-TV (Channel 12; ORONO, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABI-TV (Channel 5; BANGOR, ME; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING SERVICE)
  • W66CL (Channel 66; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBAN-LP (Channel 9; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WVII-TV (Channel 7; BANGOR, ME; Owner: BANGOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W36CK (Channel 36; BANGOR, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFVX-LP (Channel 22; BANGOR, ME; Owner: ROCKFLEET BROADCASTING III, LLC)
  • W39CC (Channel 39; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W42BZ (Channel 42; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BX (Channel 50; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W54CG (Channel 54; BANGOR, ME; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Brewer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Brewer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.5mTotal length
  • 77,758Total average daily traffic
  • 3,886Total average daily truck traffic
  • 108,990Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brewer)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brewer, ME)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brewer)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brewer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED56$134,41142$122,786198$127,79829$46,3451$160,00012$94,6677$27,571
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$133,0008$142,5007$125,8573$16,3330$01$54,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$129,3337$118,14369$142,95714$45,0711$53,00014$92,9296$69,833
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$138,0000$042$140,1673$122,6670$01$72,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$03$126,6670$00$00$01$46,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0041.00 , 0042.00, 0043.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$142,2507$152,571
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$71,0002$154,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$152,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0041.00 , 0042.00, 0043.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Brewer, ME
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Brewer, ME - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 43. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2017, and the least - 26 in 2011. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Brewer, ME When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.5%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brewer, ME
    • 38555.5%Structure Fires
    • 16824.2%Outside Fires
    • 10214.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 395.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brewer, ME
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brewer, ME
  • 58.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.4%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Wood
  • 5.1%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brewer, ME
  • 42.8%Utility gas
  • 34.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood


Brewer compared to Maine state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Brewer on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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