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Brunswick, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Brunswick is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Glynn County at latitude 31.1361 and longitude -81.4669. Glynn County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Brunswick, but most people and references simply refer to it as Brunswick, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Brunswick indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Brunswick (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.08 sq. miles and a water area of 8.18 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brunswick: Carrs Field, Port City.

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Brunswick, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,374
Population in Households 14,601
Population in Familes 11,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 773
Population Density1 901
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 5,743
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 3,491
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,136 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,607 (51.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,226 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $93,466
Average Home Value $127,155


Median Household Income $24,412
Average Household Income $35,817
Per Capita Income $13,916
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% 0.55%
Households -0.08% 0.52%
Families -0.21% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Brunswick, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brunswick to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 68 89th
Population Density1 # 181 71st
Diversity Index2 # 70 89th
Median Household Income # 596 5th
Per Capita Income # 549 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.