Brooksville, FL
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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.

Brooksville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Brooksville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Brooksville who work in office and administrative support (16.02%), food service (12.71%), and sales jobs (10.49%).

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 percentage of adults in Brooksville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.41% of adults in Brooksville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Brooksville in 2010 was $17,365, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,460 for a family of four.

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, Italian, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Brooksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.