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

24,014

Population
Growth Rate

0.83%

Median Age

26

Diversity Index

26.200

Housing & Income

Households

9,116

Total Housing Units

9,849


Owner Occupied

4,641

Renter Occupied

4,474

Vacant

733

Median Home Value

$191,787


Average Home Value

$217,094

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.04%


Per Capita Income

1.79%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,501 $57,442


Average Household

$68,690 $74,685


Per Capita

$26,428 $28,878

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,049

Total Employed

14,499

Workers 16+

13,618

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

143

Employed

2,814

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

84

Employed

1,820

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

71

Employed

1,580

2021 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

14

Employed

1,499

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

1,485

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

31

Employed

1,433

Some
High School

448

Graduated
High School

2,237

Associates
Degree

980

Bachelor's
Degree

3,725

Graduate
Degree

1,990

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

12,041

Non-Resident Commuters

1,283

Drive Alone

10,476

Carpooled

1,449

Public

37

Work At Home

584


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