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Brooklet, Georgia
Location in Bulloch County and the state of Georgia
Location in Bulloch County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Bulloch
Area
 • Total 3.37 sq mi (8.72 km2)
 • Land 3.29 sq mi (8.53 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.19 km2)
Elevation
151 ft (46 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,704
 • Density 517.30/sq mi (199.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30415
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-11000
GNIS feature ID 0311827

Brooklet is a city in Bulloch County, Georgia, United States. It is located roughly 9 miles (14 km) east of Statesboro. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 1,704.

It is the home of the Southeast Bulloch School system. It is located along US Highway 80.

The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Brooklet as a town in 1906.

Geography

Brooklet is located at 32°22′56″N 81°39′53″W / 32.38222°N 81.66472°W / 32.38222; -81.66472 (32.382175, -81.664695).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.7 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.26%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 361
1920 600 66.2%
1930 536 −10.7%
1940 503 −6.2%
1950 536 6.6%
1960 557 3.9%
1970 683 22.6%
1980 1,035 51.5%
1990 1,013 −2.1%
2000 1,113 9.9%
2010 1,395 25.3%
2020 1,704 22.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Brooklet racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,331 78.11%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 219 12.85%
Native American 7 0.41%
Asian 7 0.41%
Pacific Islander 1 0.06%
Other/Mixed 74 4.34%
Hispanic or Latino 65 3.81%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,704 people, 699 households, and 492 families residing in the city.

Peanut Festival

The Brooklet Peanut Festival is an annual festival that occurs on the third Saturday of August.

The first festival was held in 1990. It drew about 2,000 people and helped finance a town park lined with benches around a gazebo and fountain. The park was dedicated to the Town of Brooklet at the 6th Annual Peanut Festival in 1995. The Brooklet Peanut Festival consists of an annual parade, a beauty pageant, a Peanut Run, booths, entertainment, and a tractor race. Each year, the festival has grown in attendance.

The parade follows an approximately 2-mile (3 km) route with participation from local schools, organizations and businesses. The beauty pageant has many age groups, including 0–6 months, 7–18 months, 9–35 months, 3–4 years, 5–6 years, 7–9 years, 10–12 years, 13–15 years, 16 years and over. The contestant who wins in the 16 and over category is crowned Miss Peanut Queen.

The Brooklet Peanut Run is a 5K race that occurs around 7 am on the day of the Peanut Festival. The race begins and ends at Brooklet Elementary School. There are approximately 300 participants in the race each year.

The festival has live, free entertainment. Performers have included the Southern Dance Academy, Southeast Bulloch High School band, and many local bands.

The slow tractor race is an annual race where tractors race as slowly as possible. The last tractor to cross the finish line is the winner. The Kiddie Pedal Tractor race is designed for children who race a pint-sized tractor.


Notable people

See also

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