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Brooks is a city in Southern Alberta, 168 kilometres (104 mi) southeast of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway, and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Brooks is the centre of the County of Newell, and the Eastern Irrigation District. In 2007 Brooks had a population of 13,581.


The City of Brooks is one of fastest growing communities in Alberta with a multi-cultural flavour unique to other similar sized municipalities in Alberta. Brooks is steadily growing with residential and commercial development. It has educational facilities including a satellite campus of Medicine Hat College, two high schools, two junior high schools, three elementary schools,and two primary school. Brooks has won the Communities in Bloom competition four times in a row.


In 2006, Brooks had a population of 12,498 living in 5,051 dwellings, a 7.7% increase from 2001. The city has a land area of 17.70 km² (6.8 sq mi) and a population density of 706.0/km² (1,828.5/sq mi). Brooks also holds a large immigrant population of Africans, Middle-Easterners, as well as peoples from Eastern Canada, all brought to the town by jobs at the local abattoir, oil resources, and other industries in the area.[citation needed]

The largest age group according to the 2006 Census with 1,280 residents or about 10% were 25-29 year olds. The median age group of the city is 31.9. There are 6,625 males and 5,875 females in Brooks.


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