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.
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.