Community Profiles

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 Area) For "Case Study For Positive Economic Transformation"‚Äč (State Of Indiana Study, 2014)

#5

Top 10 Best Small Towns In America (Livability, 2013)

Brookings, SD

Population

Total Population

23,566

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

27

Diversity Index

31.900

Housing & Income

Households

8,947

Total Housing Units

10,188


Owner Occupied

4,714

Renter Occupied

4,233

Vacant

1,241

Median Home Value

$197,762


Average Home Value

$227,822

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.92%

Income Projection

Median Household

$59,651 $63,020


Average Household

$78,264 $85,908


Per Capita

$30,433 $33,477

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,111

Total Employed

15,538

Workers 16+

13,163

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

145

Employed

3,282

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

85

Employed

1,802

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

72

Employed

1,562

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

1,531

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

101

Employed

1,489

2022 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

14

Employed

1,464

Some
High School

453

Graduated
High School

2,254

Associates
Degree

1,007

Bachelor's
Degree

3,767

Graduate
Degree

2,046

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

11,844

Non-Resident Commuters

1,059

Drive Alone

9,870

Carpooled

1,300

Public

35

Work At Home

1,063


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