Introduction to Brookings, Oregon

Brookings, Oregon, in Curry county, is 74 miles W of Medford, Oregon and 253 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 5,447.

Brookings History

Brookings is in Curry County, which was founded on December 18, 1855. The city was named after Robert S. Brookings, the president of the Brookings Lumber and Box Company. The company was founded in 1908. The city of Brookings was established in 1913 and incorporated in 1951.

Brookings and nearby Attractions

  • Alfred A Loeb State Park
  • Harris Beach State Park
  • Del Norte County Historical Museum
  • Geisel Monument State Heritage Site
  • Samuel H Boardman State Scenic Corridor
  • Pelican State Beach

Things To Do In Brookings

Bud Cross Park, Harris Beach State Park, Richards Street Park and Easy Manor Park are all accessible from Brookings. Tourists can also spend their days at the Pelican State Beach or Harris Beach. The Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum is another popular local tourist destination.

Brookings Transportation

Air transportation is available from Jack McNamara Field Airport.

Brookings Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Rogue Community College, Humboldt State University and the College of the Redwoods.


Total Population 6,376
Male Share of the Population 44.1%
Female Share of the Population 55.9%
Senior Citizens 25.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,735
Age of the Population 49


% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,171
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12.9%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $883
Median House Value $248,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 15.9%
Irish 16.1%

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

Brookings Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 74 miles W of Medford, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 253 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Curry
Standard Zip Codes 97415
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.052
Longitude -124.282

Brookings Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 55 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 68 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 73.4 inches
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 54 F
Apr Temp 43 to 57 F
Jul Temp 50 to 65 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 66.8 inches
Distance 32.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 47 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 51 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.6 inches

Brookings Public Libraries

Chetco Community Public Library
Brookings, Oregon
(541) 469-7738
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

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