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Overview

Introduction to Brooksville, Florida

Brooksville, Florida, in Hernando county, is 3 miles E of Spring Hill, Florida (center to center) and 42 miles N of Tampa, Florida. The city is located in the Tampa - Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area. 

Brooksville History

Brooksville was originally called Melendez. It was settled in 1845 by four families - they were the Howell family in the North, the Parsons family in the South, the Jon L. Mays family in the East and the Hale family in the West. The present name was given in honor of Preston Brooks of South Carolina, who was a Representative. Brooksville was incorporated in 1880.

Brooksville and Nearby Attractions

  • Rogers' Christmas House and Village.
  • World Woods Golf Club.
  • Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club.
  • Mutual Mine Recreation Area, a Nature Reserve.
  • Heritage Museum.
  • Withlacoochee State Forest.

Brooksville Activities

Residents enjoy monthly events like antique car shows, live music shows and other performances. The Brooksville Founders Week Celeberation has been held every year since 2006. The city has a library and a nine-hole golf course. There are picnicking facilities, walking trails and parks. The residents enjoy fishing, hunting and biking. They also have the option of camping, kayaking and canoeing in Nobleton, which lies at a distance of 12 miles.

Brooksville Transportation

Transportation is served by Hernando County Airport.

Brooksville Higher Education

Pasco-Hernando Community College serves the city's educational requirements.

People

Total Population 7,752
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 25%
Employed Population 16+ 2,510
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 39%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,762
% Above Poverty Level 72.7%
% Below Poverty Level 27.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $703
Median House Value $48,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 10.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brooksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Spring Hill, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles N of Tampa, Florida
County Hernando
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34601, 34602, 34604, 34606, 34607, 34608, 34609, 34610, 34613, 34614
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34603, 34605, 34611
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.555
Longitude -82.388

Brooksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 71 F
Apr Temp 59 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Station SAINT LEO
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station BUSHNELL 2 E
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brooksville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rolling Acres (34602)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bushnell 2,973 $39,122
Dade City 6,655 $45,565
Inverness 7,184 $37,197
San Antonio 1,107 $89,375
Spring Hill 101,709 $48,683
St. Leo 1,343 $113,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Brooksville Public Libraries

Library
Hernando County Public Library System
238 HOWELL AVE
Brooksville, Florida
(352) 754-4043
Library Web Site

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Brooksville Hospitals

BROOKSVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
17240 CORTEZ BOULEVARD
(352) 796-5111
Emergency Service: Yes

OAK HILL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
11375 CORTEZ BLVD
(352) 596-6632
Emergency Service: Yes

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Brooksville High Schools

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CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
14075 KEN AUSTIN PARKWAY
352-797-7020
Serves 1,785 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE SCHOOL
14325 KEN AUSTIN PARKWAY
352-797-7035
A Title I School.
Serves 1,310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL
700 BELL AVENUE
352-797-7015
Serves 1,242 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.7

NATURE COAST TECHNICAL HIGH
4057 CALIFORNIA STREET
352-797-7088
Serves 1,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

STAR EDUCATION CENTER
1036 VARSITY DRIVE
352-797-7013
A Non-traditional School
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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