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Brooksville is a city in Hernando County, in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Preston Brooks, congressman from South Carolina

The latitude of Brooksville is 28.555N. The longitude is -82.388W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 203 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,436.


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Median household income
Local
$25,489
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brooksville demographic reports
Supply center for the Confederacy during the Civil War
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 134. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 17.9 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hernando County Fair - April 20-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brooksville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kennedy Park, Withlacoochee State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Hernando Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Pasco-Hernando Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brooksville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hernando County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 34601 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Brooksville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brooksville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brooksville was $16,265, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Brooksville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brooksville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.


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Libraries in Brooksville include East Hernando Branch Library, Hernando County Library System, Rock Cannery Library, West Hernando Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Brooksville include Hernando Today

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

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The average commute time for Brooksville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Brooksville include Best Western, Brooksville Days Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express.

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