- Brewster, New York
official_name = Brewster, New York
settlement_type = Village
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Putnam
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 1.2
area_land_km2 = 1.2
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.5
area_land_sq_mi = 0.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2162
population_density_km2 = 1754.4
population_density_sq_mi = 4544.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 142
elevation_ft = 466
latd = 41 |latm = 23 |lats = 46 |latNS = N
longd = 73 |longm = 36 |longs = 57 |longEW = W
Brewster is a
villagelocated in the Town of Southeast in Putnam County, New York, United States. The population was 2,162 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code for all of Brewster, NY is 10509. The name comes from Walter and James Brewster, farmers who owned land where the village is located.
The Village of Brewster is the most densely populated portion of the township.
David Paterson2008 -
Charles Schumer1999 -
Hillary Rodham Clinton2001 -
*Congressman John Hall 2007 -
Vincent Leibell1995 -
*Assemblyman Greg Ball 2007 -
Robert Bondi1991 -
Daniel G. Birmingham, 2004-
*Mayor James Schoenig 2007-
Brewster is located at coor dms|41|23|46|N|73|36|57|W|city (41.396050, -73.615954)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.
However, outside of the village there are many reservoirs, which supply parts of New York City.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,162 people, 840 households, and 441 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 4,544.0 people per square mile (1,739.1/km²). There were 881 housing units at an average density of 1,851.6/sq mi (708.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.77% White, 5.37% African American, 0.37% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 11.66% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.10% of the population.
There were 840 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.4% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the village the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 41.4% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 131.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,750, and the median income for a family was $48,393. Males had a median income of $28,793 versus $28,929 for females. The
per capita incomefor the village was $21,865. About 9.0% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
Brewster Central School District
** Brewster High School
Henry H. Wells Middle School
C. V. Starr Intermediate School
John F. Kennedy Elementary School (Brewster, NY)
Garden Street Elementary School
The Melrose School
Matters of note
National Register of Historic Placesincludes two former town hall buildings in Brewster. The Old Southeast Town Hall, and the building of the First National Bank of Brewster.
*Brewster gained national exposure in the 1960s when it was used as the setting of fictional character Ann Marie's hometown on the sitcom"
* During the 19th century, Brewster, and the surrounding town of Southeast were home to the early [http://www.southeastmuseum.org/html/american_circus.html American Circus] .
* In 1864,
Gail Bordenbuilt his [http://www.southeastmuseum.org/html/borden_s_milk.html Milk Condensery] on the Croton Riverin the Village.
* Home of musical group, [http://www.bmi.com/musicworld/entry/233926 The Star Spangles] , including Tommy Volume and Ian Wilson
* [http://www.putnamcountyny.com/boardofelections/Village%20of%20Brewster%20Offices.html Brewster Government]
* [http://www.brewsterlibrary.org/ Brewster Public Library]
* [http://www.brewsterschools.org/ Brewster Central School District]
* [http://www.bef.org/ Brewster Education Foundation]
* [http://www.brewsterfiredepartment.org/ Brewster Volunteer Fire Department]
* [http://www.brewsterchamber.com/ Brewster Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.bol.brewster.com Brewster Discussion Site]
* [http://www.kellyscorner.com/ Kelly's Corner Restaurant on Route 22]
* [http://www.SoutheastMuseum.org Southeast Museum]
* [http://www.FriendsofTillyFoster.org Friends of Tilly Foster]
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