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Brewster is a village in Putnam County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for Walter and James Brewster, landowners.

The latitude of Brewster is 41.397N. The longitude is -73.617W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,178.


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Median household income
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$42,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brewster demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Brewsters Station
Brewster served as winter headquarters for several circuses.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rex Stout, author
· Laura Branigan, singer
Historic sites and museums: Southeast Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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9% of Brewster residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brewster ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brewster was $21,865, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Brewster residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Brewster, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $784.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,571.


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Libraries in Brewster include Brewster Public Library ... View libraries

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Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brewster political report.

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The average commute time for Brewster workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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