Community Profiles

Brookings, SD

Brookings, South Dakota Brookings County has 34,601 residents. Of them, 24,108 full time residents live in the City of Brookings (the population increases during the SDSU school year), with Volga and Arlington, Vision Brookings Communities, being the two other population centers. Click for Volga’s Community Profile, for Arlington’s Community Profile and for Brookings County’s Community Profile.   #16 Best Performing Micropolitans In The Country (Policom, 2020) #1 Best Cities To Live In S.D. (Chamber Of Commerce, 2019) #1 Best College Town In S.D. (Travel Pulse, 2019) #7 Most Arts-Vibrant Small Cities In The U.S. (SMU DataArts 2019) Named National Micropolitan Success Story (Walton Family Foundation, 2018) #2 Safest Cities In S.D. (Alarms.Org, 2018) #1 Best Places To Live In S.D. (Niche, 2018, 2017, 2016) #8 Top College Towns In America (Schools.Com, 2017) #25 Best Cities For Entrepreneurs In America (Livability/Entrepreneur, 2017) #2 Best School Districts In South Dakota (Niche, 2019, 2018, 2017) #1 Safest College Town In America (Safewise, 2015) #5 Safest City In America (ADTSecurity, 2015) One Of 11 Communities Chosen Nationwide (And Only Non-Metro...Learn More »