Brookings, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 24,415 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.9%
 
Males: 12,666  (51.9%)
Females: 11,749  (48.1%)
Median resident age:

24.8 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 57006.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,026 (it was $31,266 in 2000)
Brookings:

$55,026
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,594 (it was $17,028 in 2000)

Brookings city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $200,389 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Brookings:

$200,389
SD:

$185,000

Median gross rent in 2019: $775.

March 2019 cost of living index in Brookings: 75.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.0%
(16.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.5% for American Indian residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Brookings, SD (2019)
    • 21,27187.3%White alone
    • 1,0624.4%Asian alone
    • 6812.8%Hispanic
    • 4221.7%Black alone
    • 3941.6%Two or more races
    • 3411.4%American Indian alone

Races in Brookings detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Brookings, South Dakota as of December 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Brookings is 578 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Brookings by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
3
(13.0)
5
(21.3)
12
(50.1)
8
(33.1)
13
(53.7)
12
(48.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(17.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(20.5)
3
(15.0)
6
(29.7)
6
(26.9)
8
(35.6)
8
(35.2)
25
(108.0)
16
(68.1)
22
(91.8)
28
(115.7)
31
(128.1)
41
(165.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(117.7)
3
(15.0)
8
(39.6)
6
(26.9)
0
(0.0)
9
(39.6)
48
(207.4)
61
(259.6)
44
(183.6)
40
(165.3)
36
(148.7)
28
(112.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
211
(1,080)
31
(155.1)
96
(475.2)
27
(120.9)
40
(178.0)
62
(272.6)
300
(1,296)
313
(1,332)
294
(1,226)
248
(1,025)
274
(1,132)
271
(1,092)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(71.6)
7
(35.0)
2
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(26.4)
5
(21.6)
18
(76.6)
36
(150.2)
27
(111.6)
14
(57.8)
17
(68.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index85.813.132.521.114.226.3100.1113.3133.6111.1131.4130.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Brookings, SD

Crime rate in Brookings detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 53 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
South Dakota average:

1.89
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Ancestries: German (34.4%), Norwegian (13.3%), Dutch (3.4%), Irish (3.2%), American (2.9%), English (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/9/1883

Elevation: 1623 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 2,045 people per square mile   (low).

Brookings, South Dakota map

1,914 residents are foreign born (2.0% Africa, 1.5% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This city:

7.8%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,810 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,413 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (53.3 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (179.1 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (490.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Aurora, SD (2.3 miles ),
Volga, SD (2.6 miles ),
Bushnell, SD (2.7 miles),
Bruce, SD (3.2 miles ),
White, SD (3.4 miles ),
Sinai, SD (3.7 miles),
Nunda, SD (3.9 miles),
Elkton, SD (4.0 miles )

Latitude: 44.31 N, Longitude: 96.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,894 (+11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,373 (81.7%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Brookings, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brookings, SD in 2019
Brookings satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 47 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 62 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 2002: 81 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $77,400
  • 2004: 114 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2005: 124 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2006: 122 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2007: 131 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2008: 94 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2009: 127 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2010: 77 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2012: 73 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2013: 71 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2014: 72 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2015: 94 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2016: 85 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2017: 55 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2018: 63 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2019: 69 buildings, average cost: $176,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Brookings, SD residents
Average permit cost in Brookings, SD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Historical population in Brookings, SD
Historical housing units in Brookings, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +2,102 (+12.8%).
Most common industries in Brookings, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10.2%)
  • Health care (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Wood products (4.1%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Brookings, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.0%)

Average climate in Brookings, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Brookings, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.82. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.82
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Brookings-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Brookings city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 26.2 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Brookings-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from Brookings center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 684.3 miles away from Brookings center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from Brookings center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from Brookings center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brookings County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Brookings topographic map

Main business address for: DAKTRONICS INC /SD/ (MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES).

Hospitals and medical centers in Brookings:

  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 300 22ND AVE)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (300 22ND AVE)
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR (300 22ND AVE)
  • UNITED RETIREMENT CENTER (405 FIRST AVE)
  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (300 22ND AVE STE 101)

Airports and heliports located in Brookings:

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College/University in Brookings:

  • South Dakota State University (Full-time enrollment: 10,392; Location: Administration Lane; Public; Website: www.sdstate.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brookings:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 51 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 52 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 70 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Ridgewater College (about 103 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • University of South Dakota (about 106 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northern State University (about 115 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 116 miles; Estherville, IA; FT enrollment: 2,311)

Public high school in Brookings:

Public elementary/middle schools in Brookings:

  • MEDARY ELEMENTARY - 05 (Students: 527, Location: 718 5TH ST S, Grades: KG-3)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY - 04 (Students: 501, Location: 304 15TH AVE, Grades: KG-3)
  • GEORGE S. MICKELSON MIDDLE SCHOOL - 02 (Location: 1801 12TH ST S, Grades: 6-8)
  • CAMELOT INTERMEDIATE - 06 (Location: 1401 15TH STREET SOUTH, Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Brookings

Library in Brookings:

  • BROOKINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $967,114; Location: 515 THIRD STREET; 96,283 books; 11,578 e-books; 8,511 audio materials; 4,782 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 216 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Brookings: Village Square (A), City Plaza (B), Brookings Fire Department (C), Brookings City Hall (D), H M Briggs Library (E), Brookings Public Library (F), Brookings County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: University Mall (1), Brookings Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Brookings: DAKTRONICS INC /SD/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Brookings include: Sexauer Park (1), Pioneer Park (2), Hillcrest Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Hicks Enterprises Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 616 Wilson Avenue), Music Service of South Dakota Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 310 7th Street West).

Hotels: Quality Inn & Suites (2515 6th Street), Comfort Inn Brookings (514 Sunrise Ridge Road), Super 8 Motel (3034 Lefevre Drive), Sonshine Inn (108 6th Street), Holiday Inn Exp Stes Brookings (3020 Lefevre Drive), Staurolite Inn & Suites (2515 6th Street), Fairfield Inn & Suites (3000 Lefevre Drive), Brookings Inn (2500 6th Street), Fairfield Inn Brookings (3000 Lefevre Drive).

Courts: South Dakota State - Court Service & Probation Ofc (314 6th Avenue), South Dakota State - Circuit Court Judge (314 6th Avenue), South Dakota State - Circuit Court Clerk (314 6th Avenue).

Birthplace of: Inga Stephens Pratt Clark - Artist and book illustrator, Jim Weaver (Oregon politician) - Politician, Robert H. Burris - Biochemist, Bob Rauch - Baseball player, Crystal Wilder - Porbographic actor.

Brookings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brookings and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTHBROOK ESTATES (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif received (2 times from MAR-30-2012 to MAY-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-03-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-15-2012)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 71 regular monitoring violations
  • 14 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Brookings that have no violations reported:

  • BROOKINGS MUNICIPAL UTILITIES (Population served: 22,056, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • UNIVERSITY ESTATES (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

47.0%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Brookings in 2010:

  • 3,192 people in college/university student housing
  • 72 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Brookings in 2000:

  • 2,468 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 68 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with branches in Brookings (2011 data):

  • First Bank & Trust: Walmart Branch, at 520 6th Street, Sixth Street Branch, Brookings Mall Branch. Info updated 2007/02/05: Bank assets: $847.3 mil, Deposits: $718.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Fishback Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Brookings Branch at 527 Main Avenue, branch established on 1935/08/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • BankStar Financial: Brookings Branch at 510 Main Avenue South, branch established on 2002/04/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.7 mil, Deposits: $48.9 mil, headquarters in Elkton, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Elkton Holding Company
  • Dacotah Bank: Brookings Branch at 1411 6th Street, branch established on 1928/03/28. Info updated 2007/08/07: Bank assets: $1,902.6 mil, Deposits: $1,684.0 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Dacotah Banks, Inc.
  • Home Federal Bank: Brookings Branch at 1024 Sixth Street, branch established on 1994/09/06. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • MetaBank: Brookings Branch at 600 Main Avenue, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,358.3 mil, Deposits: $1,225.7 mil, headquarters in Storm Lake, IA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 12 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Volga: Brookings Branch at 427 8th St. South, branch established on 2006/06/05. Info updated 2009/08/26: Bank assets: $42.6 mil, Deposits: $38.0 mil, headquarters in Volga, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Brookings:

Marital status in Brookings, SD
  • Never married: 55.2%
  • Now married: 34.9%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Brookings:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Brookings
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Brookings, SD (based on Brookings County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,44418
Catholic4,8445
Evangelical Protestant4,01829
Other6334
None15,026-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Brookings County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Brookings County:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brookings County:

5.5%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brookings County:

27.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Brookings County:

10.4%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Brookings:

50.7%
State:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.6%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.5
South Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.1%
South Dakota:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Brookings:

10.8%
State:

9.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
South Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

27.0%
South Dakota:

34.1%

General health condition:
Brookings:

61.7%
State:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Brookings:

81.9%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Brookings, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 223$1,048,080$56,399247$584,253
Other and Unallocable 101$560,480$66,59226$28,175
Police Protection - Officers 36$216,152$72,0512$506
Electric Power 36$203,537$67,84611$16,346
Streets and Highways 19$145,454$91,8663$969
Parks and Recreation 16$76,436$57,32732$8,779
Local Libraries 16$101,277$75,95813$7,464
Sewerage 14$85,247$73,0691$327
Police - Other 13$63,868$58,9552$1,617
Water Supply 10$58,177$69,8124$7,478
Solid Waste Management 10$59,245$71,0940$0
Financial Administration 6$39,541$79,0820$0
Other Government Administration 6$53,017$106,0347$4,925
Natural Resources 4$22,352$67,0560$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$21,535$64,6050$0
Airports 2$11,601$69,6060$0
Firefighters 2$15,332$91,9920$0
Fire - Other 1$5,380$64,5600$0
Totals for Government 519$2,786,711$64,433348$660,840

Brookings government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $23,254,000 ($952.45)
    Hospitals: $18,790,000 ($769.61)
    Electric Utilities: $2,501,000 ($102.44)
    Water Utilities: $1,893,000 ($77.53)
    Air Transportation: $995,000 ($40.75)
    Sewerage: $938,000 ($38.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $459,000 ($18.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($2.05)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $53,800,000 ($2203.56)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,631,000 ($1049.81)
    Electric Utilities: $22,584,000 ($925.01)
    General - Other: $6,846,000 ($280.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,824,000 ($279.50)
    Regular Highways: $5,007,000 ($205.08)
    Police Protection: $4,192,000 ($171.70)
    Liquor Stores: $3,664,000 ($150.07)
    Water Utilities: $2,478,000 ($101.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,218,000 ($90.85)
    Sewerage: $2,079,000 ($85.15)
    Central Staff Services: $1,487,000 ($60.91)
    Air Transportation: $1,194,000 ($48.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,159,000 ($47.47)
    Libraries: $1,108,000 ($45.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $603,000 ($24.70)
    Health - Other: $146,000 ($5.98)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $316,000 ($12.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,028,000 ($42.11)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($0.66)

Brookings government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $65,903,000 ($2699.28)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,163,000 ($1276.39)
    Sewerage: $5,537,000 ($226.79)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $4,132,000 ($169.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,721,000 ($152.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,676,000 ($109.60)
    Other: $178,000 ($7.29)
    Air Transportation: $47,000 ($1.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $62,000 ($2.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $302,000 ($12.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,992,000 ($163.51)
    Interest Earnings: $288,000 ($11.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $218,000 ($8.93)
    Special Assessments: $201,000 ($8.23)
    Donations From Private Sources: $129,000 ($5.28)
    Rents: $94,000 ($3.85)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $28,503,000 ($1167.44)
    Water Utilities: $5,394,000 ($220.93)
    Liquor Stores: $4,132,000 ($169.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $993,000 ($40.67)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,164,000 ($580.14)
    Property: $5,180,000 ($212.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $363,000 ($14.87)
    Other License: $269,000 ($11.02)

Brookings government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,723,000 ($889.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,428,000 ($795.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,295,000 ($94.00)

Brookings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $133,416,000 ($5464.51)

6.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.92% ($37,327 average AGI)
from Codington County, SD  0.27% ($35,065)
from Kingsbury County, SD  0.25% ($49,964)


8.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.52%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.28% ($40,075 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.40% ($42,674)
to Codington County, SD  0.30% ($41,943)
Businesses in Brookings, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burger King2Maurices1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
FedEx3Quiznos1
Ford1RadioShack1
Goodwill1Slumberland1
H&R Block1Sprint Nextel1
Hardee's1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway3
Holiday Inn1Super 81
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Brookings:

  • KBRK (1430 AM; 1 kW; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJJQ (910 AM; 1 kW; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Brookings:

  • K285EX (105.5 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KSDJ (90.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKQQ (102.3 FM; VOLGA, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBRK-FM (93.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KKHG (107.9 FM; FLANDREAU, SD; Owner: LA COMMUNIQUE, INC.)
  • KESD (88.3 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K209DX (89.7 FM; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KDBX (107.1 FM; CLEAR LAKE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KIXX (96.1 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSDR-FM (92.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF BROOKINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Brookings:

  • K50DG (Channel 50; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K40FZ (Channel 40; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KESD-TV (Channel 8; BROOKINGS, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38CQ (Channel 38; HURON, SD; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K35GR (Channel 35; BADGER, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Brookings fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 100Number of bridges
  • 837ft / 255mTotal length
  • $49,868,000Total costs
  • 255,094Total average daily traffic
  • 35,787Total average daily truck traffic
  • 206,441Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Brookings, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 321960-1969
  • 301970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Brookings, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Brookings)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 184 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brookings, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brookings)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 58 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brookings)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 52. The highest number of fire incidents - 70 took place in 2012, and the least - 33 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Brookings, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.5%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Brookings, SD
    • 38443.5%Outside Fires
    • 30034.0%Structure Fires
    • 15817.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 404.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brookings, SD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Brookings, South Dakota:

  • Comfort Inn, 514 Sunrise Ridge Rd, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-9566, Fax: (605) 692-9511
  • Country Inn & Suites, 3000 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-3500, Fax: (605) 692-3500
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 3017 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 , Phone: (605) 697-5232, Fax: (605) 697-5233
  • My Place Hotel, 711 32nd Ave, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 , Phone: (605) 696-3150, Fax: (605) 696-3151
  • Comfort Suites University Brookings, 929 25th Ave, Brookings, South Dakota 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-2882, Fax: (605) 692-2899
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brookings, South Dakota
Most common first names in Brookings, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6976.8 years
William6178.8 years
Mary5284.1 years
Anna4685.3 years
George4179.1 years
Robert4174.5 years
Ruth3883.8 years
Charles3777.4 years
Gladys3683.8 years
Helen3583.8 years
Most common last names in Brookings, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8277.4 years
Nelson4482.0 years
Olson4179.8 years
Peterson4080.3 years
Anderson3977.7 years
Jensen3380.1 years
Thompson3377.7 years
Smith2982.0 years
Hanson2779.9 years
Larson2580.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Brookings, SD
  • 76.3%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Brookings, SD
  • 73.9%Electricity
  • 19.2%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Brookings compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Brookings on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #48 (57006) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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