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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,814
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens26.7%
Employed Population 16+2,529
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$28,467
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,705

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,966
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$46,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
Irish12.4%
German11.6%
English8.1%
Italian6.3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.8%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Canadian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Arab0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Brooksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hernando County, Pasco County
Standard Zip Codes34601, 34602, 34604, 34614, 34613, 34608, 34609, 34606, 34610, 34607
P.O. Box Zip Codes34603, 34605, 34611
Phone Area Codes352, 813
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.55
Approximate Longitude-82.39

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)

StationBROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp49 to 71 F
Apr Temp59 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip52.5 inches
StationSAINT LEO
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp63 to 85 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationBUSHNELL 2 E
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp47 to 71 F
Apr Temp57 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bushnell3,016$39,115
Dade City6,782$50,327
Inverness7,204$35,946
San Antonio1,129$85,179
Spring Hill102,929$50,698
St. Leo1,172$75,313

Brooksville Public Libraries

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

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Brooksville Hospitals

Brooksville Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
17240 Cortez Blvd
(352) 796-5111
Springbrook Hospital
(Non-profit)
7007 Grove Rd
(352) 596-4306
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Spring Hill
(Proprietary)
12440 Cortez Blvd
(352) 592-4242
Oak Hill Hospital
(Proprietary)
11375 Cortez Blvd
(352) 597-3099

Brooksville Public Schools

Brooksville Elementary School
885 N Broad St
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7014
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
D. S. Parrott Middle School
19220 Youth Dr
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7075
Middle
Total Enrollment 702
Endeavor Academy
1036 Varsity Dr
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7013
Other
Total Enrollment 63
Hernando County Adult Education
801 N Broad St
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7018
Other
Hernando Eschool Virtual Franchise
1070 Varsity Dr
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7013
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Hernando High School
700 Bell Ave
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7015
Other
Total Enrollment 1210
Hernando High School/adult Education
700 Bell Ave
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7019
Other
Hernando Virtual Instruction
1070 Varsity Dr
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7072
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Hernando Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
1036 Varsity Dr
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7013
Other
Hernando Virtual Instruction Program
919 N Broad St
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7000
Other
Moton Elementary School
7175 Emerson Rd
ZIP: 34601
(352) 797-7065
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Eastside Elementary School
27151 Roper Rd
ZIP: 34602
(352) 797-7045
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Ewes - E-how-kee Camp
397 Culbreath Rd
ZIP: 34602
(727) 461-2990
Ewes-eckerd Youth Challenge
201 Culbreath Rd
ZIP: 34602
(727) 461-2990
Other
Total Enrollment 58
Chocachatti Elementary School
4135 California St
ZIP: 34604
(352) 797-7067
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Hernando County Jail
16425 Spring Hill Dr
ZIP: 34604
(352) 797-3408
High
Total Enrollment 8
Nature Coast Technical High
4057 California St
ZIP: 34604
(352) 797-7088
High
Total Enrollment 1279
Nature Coast Technical High- Adult
4057 California St
ZIP: 34604
(352) 797-7091
Other
Frank W. Springstead High School
3300 Mariner Blvd
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7010
High
Total Enrollment 1703
Frank W. Springstead High/adul
3300 Mariner Blvd
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7027
Other
Powell Middle School
4100 Barclay Ave
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7095
Middle
Total Enrollment 788
Central High School
14075 Ken Austin Pkwy
ZIP: 34613
(352) 797-7020
High
Total Enrollment 1180
Central High School-adult Education
14075 Ken Austin Pkwy
ZIP: 34613
(352) 797-7026
Other
Pine Grove Elementary School
14411 Ken Austin Pkwy
ZIP: 34613
(352) 797-7090
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
West Hernando Middle School
14325 Ken Austin Pkwy
ZIP: 34613
(352) 797-7035
Middle
Total Enrollment 603

Brooksville Private Schools

Hernando Christian Academy
7200 Emerson Rd
ZIP: 34601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
The First United Methodist School Center
109 S Broad St
ZIP: 34601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Eckerd Academy At Brooksville
397 Culbreath Rd
ZIP: 34602
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Eckerd Youth Challenge Program
201 Culbreath Rd
ZIP: 34602
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
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