Brooksville is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 7,854 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Brooksville is the 224th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Brooksville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brooksville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooksville who work in food service (17.04%), office and administrative support (13.67%), and sales jobs (11.20%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Brooksville has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Brooksville a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Brooksville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The citizens of Brooksville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.57% of adults in Brooksville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Brooksville in 2010 was $15,689, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,756 for a family of four. Brooksville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Brooksville is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brooksville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brooksville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Brooksville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Brooksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.