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Brooks, Georgia
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fayette County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Fayette
Area
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)
 • Land 4.3 sq mi (11.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 524
 • Density 122/sq mi (47.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30205
Area code(s) 770
FIPS code 13-11056
GNIS feature ID 0354866

Brooks is a town in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 524. The town should not be confused with Brooks County, Georgia.

Geography

Brooks is located in southern Fayette County, 13 miles (21 km) south of Fayetteville, the county seat, 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Peachtree City, and 13 miles (21 km) west of Griffin. Brooks is 35 miles (56 km) south of downtown Atlanta. According to the United States Census Bureau, Brooks has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.3 km2), of which 4.3 square miles (11.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 1.38%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 256
1930 223 −12.9%
1940 134 −39.9%
1950 136 1.5%
1960 158 16.2%
1970 172 8.9%
1980 199 15.7%
1990 328 64.8%
2000 553 68.6%
2010 524 −5.2%
2015 (est.) 547 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 553 people, 195 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 136.0 people per square mile (52.5/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 51.2 per square mile (19.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.01% White, 0.36% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.27% Asian, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.4% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.9% were non-families. 12.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,000, and the median income for a family was $70,625. Males had a median income of $47,841 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,199. About 1.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

Before white settlers came on the land, Creek Indians lived in the Brooks area. The first white settlers to reside in the area were the Haisten family. At first the town was called "Haistentown", but after several other names, Brooks became the name of the town in 1905, after a local planter, Hillery Brooks, who gave a lot to the construction of the railroad and a much needed depot. During the Civil War the town sent many young men to fight in the Confederate Army. Several of these men were killed during the war.

Religion

There are a few churches in Brooks, including County Line Christian Church, Covenant People's Ministry, Brooks Christian Church and Brooks United Methodist Church.

Utilities

Public utilities include electricity provided by several private companies and available high speed internet and cable.

Activities

Besides activities at church and school, there is a youth recreational park which has baseball fields and football fields for the Brooks youth league. Brooks' roadways are often filled with bike riders, and many bicycle races come through the area. Other recreational activities in the area include horse riding, riding ATVs, fishing, and hunting.

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