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Brookings is a city in Curry County.

The community was named for Robert S. Brookings, an owner of the lumber company that developed the town.

The latitude of Brookings is 42.052N. The longitude is -124.282W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,878.


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Median household income
Local
$31,656
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brookings demographic reports
Brookings is near the California border.
Former and merged names include:
· Salmon
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Azalea Festival - May 25-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brookings web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area, McVay Rock State Recreation Site, Winchuck State Recreation Site, Crissey Field State Recreation Site, Harris Beach State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brookings demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Curry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97415 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Brookings residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brookings ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brookings was $17,010, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Brookings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brookings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,031.


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Libraries in Brookings include Chetco Community Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brookings include Curry County Coastal Pilot

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Politics

Curry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brookings political report.

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The average commute time for Brookings workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Brookings include Best Value Inn Brookings, Best Western, Best Western Brookings Inn.

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