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Brewster (town), Massachusetts

Brewster is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 10,094.


\nAccording to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 65.9 km² (25.5 mi²). 59.5 km² (23.0 mi²) of it is land and 6.4 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 9.70% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 10,094 people, 4,124 households, and 2,853 families residing in the town. The population density is 169.6/km² (439.2/mi²). There are 7,339 housing units at an average density of 123.3 persons/km² (319.3 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 97.24% White, 0.76% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 4,124 households out of which 25.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 30.8% are non-families. 24.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.79. In the town the population is spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.2 males. The median income for a household in the town is $49,276, and the median income for a family is $57,174. Males have a median income of $41,407 versus $33,388 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,638. 3.7% of the population and 1.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.4% are under the age of 18 and 3.1% are 65 or older.