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Brewster, Massachusetts
Bramble Inn
Bramble Inn
Location in Barnstable County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Barnstable County and the state of Massachusetts.
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Town Brewster
 • Total 3.93 sq mi (10.18 km2)
 • Land 3.87 sq mi (10.03 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
 • Total 2,000
 • Density 516/sq mi (199.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 508
FIPS code 25-07945
GNIS feature ID 0615907

Brewster is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brewster in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,000 at the 2010 census, out of 9,820 in the town of Brewster as a whole.


Brewster is located at 41°45′57″N 70°4′37″W / 41.76583°N 70.07694°W / 41.76583; -70.07694 (41.766017, -70.077187).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2). 3.9 square miles (10.0 km2) of it is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (1.47%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,212 people, 1,018 households, and 628 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 221.8/km2 (574.5/mi2). There were 2,129 housing units at an average density of 213.5/km2 (553.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.33% White, 1.08% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 1,018 households, out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 16.9% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 32.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,815, and the median income for a family was $53,333. Males had a median income of $41,143 versus $31,471 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,350. About 3.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.

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