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

23,838

Population
Growth Rate

0.29%

Median Age

27

Diversity Index

32.800

Housing & Income

Households

9,073

Total Housing Units

10,397


Owner Occupied

4,904

Renter Occupied

4,169

Vacant

1,324

Median Home Value

$227,275


Average Home Value

$243,269

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.89%

Income Projection

Median Household

$58,250 $64,079


Average Household

$75,615 $82,514


Per Capita

$29,540 $32,434

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,087

Total Employed

15,485

Workers 16+

12,796

2023 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

139

Employed

3,149

2023 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

88

Employed

1,650

2023 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

16

Employed

1,498

2023 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

103

Employed

1,486

2023 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

70

Employed

1,454

2023 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

1,428

Some
High School

342

Graduated
High School

2,057

Associates
Degree

950

Bachelor's
Degree

3,831

Graduate
Degree

2,540

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

11,645

Non-Resident Commuters

905

Drive Alone

9,807

Carpooled

1,139

Public

67

Work At Home

1,098


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