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Encyclopedia > Brewer, Maine

Brewer is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,987.


Brewer is located at 44░47'13" North, 68░45'17" West (44.786960, -68.754709)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.4 km▓ (15.6 mi▓). 39.1 km▓ (15.1 mi▓) of it is land and 1.3 km▓ (0.5 mi▓) of it is water. The total area is 3.21% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,987 people, 3,842 households, and 2,401 families residing in the city. The population density is 229.8/km▓ (595.3/mi▓). There are 4,064 housing units at an average density of 103.9/km▓ (269.2/mi▓). The racial makeup of the city is 97.63% White, 0.33% African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,842 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.86.

In the city the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,949, and the median income for a family is $46,632. Males have a median income of $35,016 versus $26,850 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,158. 10.5% of the population and 8.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.3% of those under the age of 18 and 9.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • City of Brewer (http://www.brewerme.org/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=44.78696&longitude=-68.754709&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=44.78696&lon=-68.754709&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-68.754709&lat=44.78696&w=750&h=500)

Regions: Down East | Maine Atlantic Coast | Maine Highlands | North Woods | Western Maine Mountains
Largest Cities: Auburn | Augusta | Bangor | Bath | Belfast | Biddeford | Brewer | Caribou | Ellsworth | Houlton | Kittery | Lewiston | Millinocket | Old Orchard Beach | Old Town | Orono | Portland | Presque Isle | Rockland | Rumford | Saco | Sanford | South Portland | Topsham | Waterville | Westbrook
Counties: Androscoggin | Aroostook | Cumberland | Franklin | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Oxford | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington | York

  Results from FactBites:
Brewer (207 words)
Brewer is the 251st most popular last name (surname) in the United States; frequency is 0.042%; percentile is 27.577 [SourceCBN]
Brewer, Maine, United States [City]; population was 9,021 in 1990; housing units was 3,780 in 1990; location is 44┬░47'N 68┬░44'W; land area is 15.10 square miles (9,664 acres); water area is 0.50 square miles (319 acres); FIPS code is 6925 [SourceCBP]
Brewer, Maine, United States [Populated Place] is in Penobscot County; location is 44┬░47'48"N 68┬░45'43"W [SourceGSP]
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