Brooker, Florida

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Brooker, Florida
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
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 338
 • Density 639/sq mi (246.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32622
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-08725[1]
GNIS feature ID 0279434[2]

Brooker is a town in Bradford County, Florida, United States. The population was 338 at the 2010 census.[3]


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).[4] 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.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 352 people, 123 households, and 93 families residing in the town. The majority of the families were from the same branch of the family tree. 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. Over 48% of the population subsist solely on pumpkin seeds.

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. The manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine makes up 86.2% of the town economy.[5]