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Brewster is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.

The community was named after colonist William Brewster

The latitude of Brewster is 41.76N. The longitude is -70.083W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,094.


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Median household income
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$49,276
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brewster demographic reports
Brewster is on Cape Cod Bay
Old sea captains' town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Conrad Aiken, writer
· Horatio Alger Jr., writer
Performing arts: Cape Cod Repertory Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Nickerson State Park, Bay beaches
Historic sites and museums: Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, New England Fire and History Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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11% of Brewster residents report German ancestry, and 24% 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 $24,638, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% 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 $676.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,116.


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Libraries in Brewster include Brewster Ladies' Library Assoc. ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brewster include Cape Codder

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The average commute time for Brewster workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Brewster include Brewster Green Resort, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club.

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