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Brookings, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Brookings is the 4th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 24,219 as of July 1, 2017. Brookings ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Brookings is located at latitude 44.3024 and longitude -96.7853 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookings (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Brookings County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,617 feet.

The City of Brookings (GNIS ID: 1267299) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brookings population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookings: Ada.

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Brookings, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,219
Daytime Population: Workers 17,952
Daytime Population: Residents 10,181
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 20,894
Population in Familes 12,591
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,325
Population Density2 1,813
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $42,712
Average Household Income $59,992
Per Capita Income $23,036


Total Housing Units 9,771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,393 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,707 (48.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 671 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $168,998
Average Home Value $191,938


Total Households 9,100
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,324
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.29% 1.14%
Households 1.51% 1.33%
Families 1.65% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Brookings, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookings to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density # 20 95th
Diversity Index # 108 72nd
Median Household Income # 287 27th
Per Capita Income # 310 21st

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