Brewster is a village within the town of Southeast in Putnam County, New York, United States. Its population was 2,390 at the 2010 census. The village, which is the most densely populated portion of the county, was named for two early farmer landowners, Walter and James Brewster.
Brewster is located along the East Branch of the Croton River at 41°23′46″N 73°36′57″W / 41.39611°N 73.61583°W / 41.39611; -73.61583 (41.396050, -73.615954), near the center of the town of Southeast.
U.S. Route 6 runs through the village as its Main Street. U.S. Route 202 and New York State Route 22 run concurrently along the south boundary of the village, and Interstate 84 passes just east of the village, intersecting Interstate 684. The Brewster train station is on the Harlem Line
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,390 people residing in Brewster. There were 701 housing units at an average density of 1,851.6 per square mile (708.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 55.98% Hispanic or Latino, 36.61% Non-Hispanic White, 2.59% African American, 0.42% Native American, 3.22% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races.
At the 2010 Census, the village had the highest concentration of Guatemalans in the US, comprising 38.16% of the village population.
The 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 income for 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 New York neighborhoods include: Asdasd, Brewster, Crosby Hill, Eagles Ridge, Farm to Market, Indian Hill, Main St, Milltown Road, Nelson, Old Route 22, Peaceable Hill, Putnam Lake, Reed Farm, Rodicoco, Starr Ridge Manor, Tonetta Lake