Brewster, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brewster, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Brewster had a population of 2,462 as of July 1, 2017. Brewster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brewster is located at latitude 41.399 and longitude -73.6149 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Brewster (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 466 feet.

The Village of Brewster (GNIS ID: 2391557) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Brewster is located within Town of Southeast, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brewster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brewster: Brewsters Station, Brewster's Station.

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Brewster, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,462
Daytime Population: Workers 1,120
Daytime Population: Residents 1,159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,279
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,431
Population in Familes 1,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 5,271
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $54,274
Average Household Income $66,387
Per Capita Income $24,020


Total Housing Units 961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (19.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (71.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $326,623
Average Home Value $324,215


Total Households 876
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 463
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.38%
Households 0.22% 0.25%
Families 0.0% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Brewster, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brewster to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 551 54th
Population Density # 130 89th
Diversity Index # 64 95th
Median Household Income # 720 40th
Per Capita Income # 964 19th

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