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Brunswick is a town in Maine with a population of 20,523. Brunswick is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Brunswick offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brunswick there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brunswick and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brunswick are highly rated.
About Brunswick...
Population
20,523

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Brunswick Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    241.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,226.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Brunswick

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,125
National
$55,322
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Brunswick Reviews

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I had not visited the Maine coast for over 50 years, but traveled as far as Pemaquid in late June. My travel friend and I stayed in Brunswick for two nights and enjoyed dinner at the excellent Indian restaurant downtown. An older man approached the window beside us and flashed us with everything he had, or thought he had. We really didn't need "entertainment" so he received no applause or even a raised eyebrow! Hope the police will have the watchful eye.... Back in Ohio with the memories...of the fabulous Indian cuisine!
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Brunswick a "vibrant and attractive place to work, play, and do business" (BDA). It’s a support-local, charming, little town. It is charming in the winter, as the Ice-skaters spend the day on the frozen-over park in the center of town. But it’s more charming in the summer, as from the same park you hear the train come huffing in; while having a picnic. We welcome the seasonal tourists who all want to visit the beautiful place we call home. Historically, Brunswick was a home to the poet Longfellow, as well as Harriet Beacher Stowe. It’s a family-friendly town (with a 98% occupancy rate) with a unique community. If you don't believe me, look it up...or better yet, come and visit! I'll meet you at the train station early in the morning as the church bells downtown are ringing. We can walk down Main Street on the old brick sidewalks to one of the local coffee shops. You can watch the town wake up, putting out open signs, and welcoming another "day-in-paradise".
Brunswick is a great town, that offers the ambience of a traditional New England town. Carousel an array of downtown shops, restaurants, and even a little bit of night life with evenings in the park. Brunswick also boasts several other larger chain stores and restaurants. A modest fifteen minute drive can get you to Reid State Park and Popham Beach. Lastly, a short drive will navigate you to Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Freeport, and Bath. So if you are interested in visiting an area that is enchanted with that traditional New England charm, add your travels to the Brunswick area.