Brookings County

Brookings, SD: What you need to know

Rated as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees alike, Brookings is among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. Residents can enjoy amenities ranging from golf courses and hiking trails to water parks and night clubs, while South Dakota State University anchors the city's economy and helps set the cultural tone. Several dining and shopping choices are available along with a highly rated public school system.



Brookings, SD City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 22,974
Median Age 24
Median Household Income $45,175
Median Home Price $159,400
Walkscore 38

Brookings, SD Rankings

Brookings, SD Demographics

Median Population in Brookings, SD

Median Age 23.6%
Age 18 Over 83%
Age 21 Over 65.2%
Age 62 Over 11.1%
Age 65 Over 8.5%

Race in Brookings, SD

  Ethnicity White 91.4%
  Ethnicity Black 1.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 4%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 1.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.6%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%

Population By Gender in Brookings, SD

  Male 50.4%
  Female 49.6%

Language in Brookings, SD

  English Only 92.3%
  English Other 7.7%

Economics in Brookings, SD

  Median Household Income $45,175
  Median Home Price $159,400
  Homes Owned 50.3%
  Homes Rent 49.7%
  Median Property Rent $664

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Commute Types in Brookings, SD

  Walked 7.7%
  Worked at Home 3.6%
  Public Transportation 0.6%
  Other Means 3.7%
  Drove Alone 74.3%
  Carpooled 10.1%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 8
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