We are being called to join God in His mission to reach our community. In order to impact the community of Brunswick, we must understand our city.
Q How many people live in Brunswick?
Q How many people live in a 5-mile radius of Rt. 303/Rt. 42?
A 80,288 This represents an increase of 20,789 or 34.9% since 1990. During the same period of time, the U.S. as a whole grew by 21%.
Q Is the population projected to grow?
A Yes—between 2008 and 2013, the population is projected to increase by 5.2% or 4,187 additional persons.
Q What are the major generational groups represented in this area?
A The largest age group is age 27-47 (30% of the total population of the area). Boomers (48 to 65) make up 25% of the populations compared to the national average of 21%.
Q Overall, how traditional are the family structures?
A The area can be described as very traditional due to the above average presence of married persons and two-parent families.
Q How educated are the adults?
A Based upon the number of years completed and college enrollment, the overall education level in the area is somewhat high. 90.2% of the population aged 25 and over have graduated from high school as compared to the national average of 80.4%. college graduates account for 27.5% of those over 25 in the area versus 24.4% in the U.S.
Q What is the median income of Brunswick?
A The median annual income is $68,505. Average household income is $65,134.
$150,000 or more 2,834 households 10%
$100,000 - $149,000 5,523 households 19%
$75,000-$99,000 5,383 households 19% [48% earn more than $75,000]
$50,000 - $74,999 6,351 households 22%
$35,000 - $49,999 3,679 households 13% [35% earn between $35 and $50,000]
$25,000 - $34,999 1,934 households 6.8%
$15,000 - $24,999 1,584 households 5.5%
Under $15,000 1,358 households 4.7%
Q What are the primary occupation types in Brunswick?
A Total White Collar 65%
Executive and Managerial 16%
Professional Specialty 10%
Technical Support 10%
Administrative Support/Clerical 16%
Total Blue Collar 35%
Precision Production 13%
Operators and Assemblers 5%
Transportation & Material Mover 5%
Q How is the distribution of housing units divided?
A 88% of people live in a single family household (65% nationally)
10,524 owner-occupied units
2,532 renter-occupied units (2,072 live in apartments);
64 live in a mobile home .2% (7.6% nationally)
Aspen Lake Apartments 4502 Grand Lake Drive 202 units
Chalet Apartments 4115 Center Road 70 units
Clearbrooke Apartments 1430 Clearbrooke Drive 216 units
Cross Creek Apartments 1300 Cross Creek Drive 312 units
Forest Hills Apartments 4410 Skyview Drive 120 units
Hickory Hill Apartments 208 Hemlock Court 200 units
Laurel Hill Apartments 4401 Laurel Road 264 units
Parkwood Village Apartments 3710 Edgebrooke Drive 204 units
Plum Creek Apartments 899 Marks Road 54 units
Town Center apartments 1294 Pearl Road 88 units
Village on South Carpenter 1474 South Carpenter Road 246 units
Woodgate Village 1294 Hadcock 96 units
Q How many household are below the poverty line ($17,603 for family of 4 in 2000)?
A 656 Households (2.6%) compared with 9.4% nationally.
Q How many schools are in Brunswick?
A There are 11 schools:
Seven Elementary Schools = total elementary students = 3317 (K – 5)
Applewood 501 students
Crestview 378 students
H. Ridge 452 students
Huntington 538 students
Kidder 473 students
Memorial 454 students
Towslee 521 students
Kindergarten – 516
1st Grade 534
2nd Grade 558
3rd Grade 583
4th Grade 580
5th Grade 544
Three Middle Schools = total middle school students = 1703 (6th – 8th)
6th Grade 568
7th Grade 535
8th Grade 600
One High School = 2,201 students in 9th – 12th grade
9th Grade 680
10th Grade 631
11th Grade 614
12th Grade 559
● There are 7,625 students in Brunswick City Schools (K-12)!!!
● 43% of the households have children in them
● Student – teacher ratio 18:1
Q What is the spiritual climate and religious culture of Brunswick?
A Overall, the likely faith involvement level and preference for historic Christian religious affiliations is about average when compared to national averages.
U.S. Average Brunswick
Households likely to be strongly involved with their faith 35.4% 33.1%
Households likely to be not involved with their faith 34.7% 36.0%
Religious preference for Catholic 23.7% 31.3%
Religious preference for Lutheran 7.2% 9.5%
Primary Concerns of Families in Brunswick
Dealing with stress 35%
Finding Time for Recreation/Leisure 33%
Achieving a Fulfilling Marriage 30%
Providing Good Schools 29%
Providing Aging Parent Care 19%
Finding Child Care 8%
Dealing with Divorce 5%
Q How many churches are there in Brunswick and how many people attend weekend services?
A There are 28 churches as follows with approximately 9000 in attendance every Sat/Sunday.
Apostolic Christian Church (Rt. 303)
Brunswick Christian Fellowship (Hadcock)
Brunswick Church of the Nazarene (Rt. 303)
Brunswick Hills Assembly of God (Substation)
Brunswick Reformed Church (Grafton)
Brunswick United Church of Christ (Rt. 303)
Brunswick United Methodist Church (303/42)
First Baptist Church of Brunswick (Substation)
First Christian Church (Rt. 303)
Truth in Love Ministries (Rt. 42)
Grace Baptist Church (Laurel)
Harvest Time AG Church (W. 130th)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Rt. 42)
Metro South Church (Rt. 42)
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist (W. 130th)
Polaris Christian Church (Rt. 42)
St. Ambrose Church (Rt. 42)
St. Colette Parish (W. 130th St.)
St. Emilian Byzantine Catholic Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church (Rt. 303)
St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (Rt. 303)
St. Stephan’s Ukranian Orthodox Church (Rt. 42)
Southwest Baptist Church (N. Carpenter)
The Plant (Lutheran) – Rt. 303
► With 9000 people in church on an average weekend that means that 75% of the people are NOT in church. However, let’s assume that figure is low. Let’s double it to 18,000 to account for people driving out of town to attend church or to include many others who are members but not attending, that still leaves 20,000 or 53% of Brunswick to reach with the Hope of the Gospel.