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)

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Brookings, SD18,88421,88024,01425,149

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-41,1371,1671,275
5-91,0121,0791,164
10-148549821,050
15-193,0143,1683,213
20-245,8485,3605,598
25-291,9201,9852,015
30-341,1591,9661,418
35-399411,2941,826
40-448389061,160
45-49901831930
50-54913888851
55-59896973912
60-64610832820
65-69490804821
70-74361643736
75-79307410549
80-84305307373
85+374422437
18+18,41520,22921,089
Median Age242626

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Brookings, SD2021
Total24,014.000
White Alone88.680
Black Alone2.190
American Indian Alone1.170
Asian Alone4.470
Pacific Islander Alone0.050
Some Other Race1.420
Two or More Races2.020
Hispanic Origin3.350
Diversity Index26.200

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Brookings, SD2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households7,1238,1109,1169,630
Housing Units7,5368,6649,84910,390
Owner Occupied Units4,6415,058
Renter Occupied Units4,4744,572
Vacant Units733760

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Brookings, SD20212026
Median Home Value$191,787$213,583
Average Home Value$217,094$248,003
<$50,000278216
$50,000 - $99,999277213
$100,000 - $149,999611501
$150,000 - $199,9991,3821,354
$200,000 - $249,999828900
$250,000 - $299,999484580
$300,000 - $399,999457695
$400,000 - $499,999161321
$500,000 - $749,999146252
$1,000,000 +811

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later698
2000-20091,894
1990-19991,166
1980-19891,433
1970-19791,459
1960-1969735
1950-1959680
1940-1949297
1939 or Before1,185

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Brookings, SD20212026
Median Household$54,501$57,442
Average Household$68,690$74,685
Per Capita$26,428$28,878

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Brookings, SD2021
<$15,000947
$15,000 - $24,999921
$25,000 - $34,999701
$35,000 - $49,9991,539
$50,000 - $74,9991,792
$75,000 - $99,9991,354
$100,000 - $149,9991,312
$150,000 - $199,999299
$200,000+251

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+13,618
In-County Residents12,041
Out-of-County Residents1,283
Drive Alone10,476
Carpooled1,449
Public Transport37
Work at Home584
Less than 5 minutes1,117
5-9 minutes4,195
10-14 minutes4,123
15-19 minutes1,574
20-24 minutes622
25-29 minutes168
30-34 minutes255
35-39 minutes36
40-44 minutes160
45-59 minutes409
60-89 minutes208
90+ minutes167
Average Travel Time14

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees14,499
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt64
Mining0
Utilities186
Construction402
Manufacturing1,433
Wholesale Trade1,485
  
Retail Trade2,814
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers181
Furn & Home Furnish Str63
Electronics & Appl Store18
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip1,499
Food & Beverage Stores324
Health/Pers Care Stores90
Gasoline Stations61
Clothing/Accessory Store42
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music59
General Merchandise Str411
Misc Store Retailers65
Nonstore Retailers1
  
Transportation/Warehouse121
Information371
  
Finance & Insurance338
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn160
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv85
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other93
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing492
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv719
Legal Services58
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises14
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt299
Educational Services784
HealthCare/Social Assist1,343
Arts/Entertainment/Rec438
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs1,820
Accommodation240
Food Srv/Drinking Places1,580
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin817
Auto Repair/Maintenance137
Public Administration Emp493

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Brookings, SD2021
Some High School448
Graduated High School2,237
Associates Degree980
Bachelor's Degree3,725
Graduate Degree1,990

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses1,049
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus5
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus5
Construction Bus52
Manufacturing Bus31
Wholesale Trade Bus34
  
Retail Trade Bus143
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus16
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus9
Electronics & Appl Store Bus4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus14
Food & Beverage Stores Bus15
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus19
Gasoline Stations Bus6
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus10
General Merchandise Str Bus7
Misc Store Retailers Bus24
Nonstore Retailers Bus9
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus13
Information Bus24
  
Finance & Insurance Bus57
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus13
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus18
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus26
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus79
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus65
Legal Services Bus11
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus30
Educational Services Bus41
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus89
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus43
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus84
Accommodation Bus13
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus71
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus140
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus21
Public Administration Bus54

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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