Brooker, Florida

Brooker is a town in Bradford County, Florida, United States. The population was 338 at the 2010 census.[4]

Brooker, Florida
Brooker, Florida.jpg
Location in Bradford County and the state of Florida
Location in Bradford County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°53′20″N 82°19′53″W / 29.88889°N 82.33139°W / 29.88889; -82.33139Coordinates: 29°53′20″N 82°19′53″W / 29.88889°N 82.33139°W / 29.88889; -82.33139
Country United States
State Florida
County Bradford
Area
 • Total0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
128 ft (39 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total322
 • Density611.01/sq mi (235.81/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
32622
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-08725[2]
GNIS feature ID0279434[3]
Websitetownofbrooker.com

HistoryEdit

A post office was established under the name Vandy, and the post office was renamed Brooker in 1894.[5][6] The town was named for Ed Brooker, an early settler.[5]

GeographyEdit

Brooker is located in western Bradford County at 29°53′20″N 82°19′53″W / 29.88889°N 82.33139°W / 29.88889; -82.33139 (29.888922, –82.331397).[7] It is 17 miles (27 km) west of Starke, the county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all land.[4]

DemographicsEdit

 
Houses in Brooker, Florida
Historical population
Census Pop.
1950277
19602925.4%
197034016.4%
198042926.2%
1990312−27.3%
200035212.8%
2010338−4.0%
2020322−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 352 people, 123 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The population density was 670.7 people per square mile (261.4/km2). There were 136 housing units at an average density of 259.1 per square mile (101.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.44% White, 0.57% African American, 1.14% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.12% of the population.

There were 123 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $40,938. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,091. About 8.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 22.0% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Brooker town, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Lane, George (Jan 12, 1995). "North Florida town small, friendly place". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. pp. 4B. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Bradford County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.