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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 24,250 as of July 1, 2019. Brookings ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 44.3114 and longitude -96.7984 in Brookings County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brookings 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookings: Ada.

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Brookings, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Brookings, SD Housing Affordability Index is 123
State of South Dakota Housing Affordability Index is 142
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Brookings, SD Wealth Index is 56
State of South Dakota Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 24,250
Population in Households 20,927
Population in Familes 12,373
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,323
Population Density 1,804
Diversity Index1 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,376
Average Household Income $67,341
Per Capita Income $25,984
Wealth Index3 56

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,463 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,645 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 666 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $183,361
Housing Affordability Index2 123
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,108
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 4,198
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.12% 0.98%
Households 1.26% 1.11%
Families 1.11% 0.88%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.07%

Brookings, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookings to the other 393 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 19 95th
Diversity Index # 100 75th
Median Household Income # 286 27th
Per Capita Income # 288 27th

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