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Population in 2012: 22,591 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.1%
 

Males: 11,540  (51.1%)
Females: 11,051  (48.9%)

Median resident age:  23.5 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57006.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,852 (it was $31,266 in 2000)
Brookings:

$40,852
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,067

Brookings city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,855 (it was $89,800 in 2000)
Brookings:

$150,855
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,936; Detached houses: $156,437; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,506; In 2-unit structures: $123,017; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,449; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,581; Mobile homes: $30,220

Median gross rent in 2012: $644.

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  • White alone - 20,106 (91.1%)
  • Asian alone - 733 (3.3%)
  • Two or more races - 463 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 379 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 171 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 168 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 21 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Brookings: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.2%), Norwegian (17.0%), Irish (9.4%), English (4.3%), Dutch (3.7%), Swedish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 3/9/1883

Elevation: 1623 feet

Land area: 11.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,892 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Brookings:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Brookings city:

  • Never married: 57.6%
  • Now married: 33.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

1,003 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia).

This city:  4.5%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,262 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,005 (1.5%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.31 N, Longitude: 96.79 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,405 (+15.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,244 (83.5%)

Area code: 605

Brookings household income distribution Brookings home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Brookings by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100000010
per 100,000 5.60.00.00.00.00.00.04.50.0
Rapes 333160100
per 100,000 16.916.116.05.430.70.05.00.00.0
Robberies 001300000
per 100,000 0.00.05.316.10.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 963543668
per 100,000 50.632.216.026.820.515.029.726.935.6
Burglaries 51765537233860
per 100,000 286.5407.4292.8198.7117.715.039.626.90.0
Thefts 31838933627121131962740
per 100,000 1786.72085.11788.91455.21079.5155.1475.2120.9178.0
Auto thefts 1581814147200
per 100,000 84.342.995.875.271.635.09.90.00.0
Arson 020200000
per 100,000 0.010.70.010.70.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.9) 123.7125.2109.086.179.712.130.219.613.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Brookings, South Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.6%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,102 (+12.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

Work and jobs in Brookings: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Brookings-area historical tornado activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 118% 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 below South Dakota state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city 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
On 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from Brookings center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brookings County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Brookings:

  • SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (Dialysis Facility, 300 22ND AVE STE 101)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, provides emergency services, 300 22ND AVE)
  • BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, 300 22ND AVE)
  • BROOKVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, 300 22ND AVE)
  • UNITED RETIREMENT CENTER (Nursing Home, 405 FIRST AVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Brookings, SD

Airports and heliports located in Brookings:


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College/University in Brookings:

  • South Dakota State University (Full-time enrollment: 9,084; Location: Administration Lane; Public; Website: www.sdstate.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Brookings:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 52 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 103 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • University of South Dakota (about 106 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 129 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)
  • South Central College (about 137 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 139 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 140 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)

Public high schools in Brookings:

Public elementary/middle schools in Brookings:

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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)

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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

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).

 
Brookings County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.61. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.61
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.5%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.0% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.2% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Brookings, SD

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

Brookings compared to South Dakota state average:

Brookings, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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


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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.

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

  • Beal House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1302 Sixth St, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (604) 692-6889
  • Quality Inn & Suites-brookings, 2515 E 6TH St, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-9421, Fax: (605) 692-9429
  • Comfort Inn, 514 Sunrise Ridge Rd, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-9566, Fax: (605) 692-9511
  • Holiday Inn Of Brookings, 2500 6TH St E, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-9471
  • Fairfield Inn-brookings, 3000 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-3500, Fax: (605) 692-3500
  • Super 8 Motel, 3034 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-6920
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 3020 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 692-9060
  • Hampton Inn And Suites, 3017 Lefevre Dr, Brookings, SD 57006 , Phone: (605) 697-5232, Fax: (605) 697-5233
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Brookings, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Brookings travel time to work - commute


Brookings mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Brookings city (based on Brookings County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.71%
Here60.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents28.7%21.5%10.3%10.0%4.3%
Congregations12.2%10.2%2.0%12.2%8.2%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsReformed Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.6%2.8%2.5%2.3%14.1%
Congregations6.1%2.0%4.1%4.1%38.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Here:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

5.5%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Brookings County:

27.9%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$19,981$47,9540$0
Other Government Administration 13$55,323$51,0678$3,005
Police Protection - Officers 26$106,219$49,0240$0
Police - Other 9$27,688$36,9176$1,176
Firefighters 2$8,961$53,7660$0
Fire - Other 1$3,102$37,2240$0
Streets and Highways 13$56,625$52,2690$0
Airports 1$4,351$52,2129$2,057
Welfare 38$138,384$43,70060$69,840
Health 1$3,004$36,0481$416
Hospitals 159$574,920$43,390119$197,394
Solid Waste Management 12$44,304$44,3040$0
Sewerage 12$46,002$46,0022$3,004
Parks and Recreation 18$62,185$41,45750$13,609
Natural Resources 3$10,038$40,1520$0
Water Supply 12$47,286$47,2863$2,618
Electric Power 37$153,061$49,64111$4,868
Local Libraries 9$30,871$41,1619$3,096
Other and Unallocable 119$448,556$45,23330$18,633
Totals for Government 490$1,840,861$45,082308$319,716

Brookings government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,376,000 ($60.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000 ($24.88)
    Regular Highways: $103,000 ($4.56)
    Natural Resources - Other: $53,000 ($2.35)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $19,316,000 ($855.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $18,272,000 ($808.82)
    Electric Utilities: $8,948,000 ($396.09)
    Liquor Stores: $6,250,000 ($276.66)
    Police Protection: $1,954,000 ($86.49)
    Financial Administration: $1,864,000 ($82.51)
    Sewerage: $1,748,000 ($77.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,745,000 ($77.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,732,000 ($76.67)
    Regular Highways: $1,230,000 ($54.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $902,000 ($39.93)
    General - Other: $779,000 ($34.48)
    Libraries: $693,000 ($30.68)
    Central Staff Services: $484,000 ($21.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $438,000 ($19.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $273,000 ($12.08)
    Health - Other: $74,000 ($3.28)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($3.14)
    Air Transportation: $63,000 ($2.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000 ($2.48)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($5.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,010,000 ($44.71)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $243,000 ($10.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $4,877,000 ($215.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $3,873,000 ($171.44)
    General - Other: $2,750,000 ($121.73)
    Hospitals: $1,408,000 ($62.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $513,000 ($22.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $447,000 ($19.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $359,000 ($15.89)
    Water Utilities: $310,000 ($13.72)
    Regular Highways: $188,000 ($8.32)
    Libraries: $85,000 ($3.76)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($3.76)
    Police Protection: $84,000 ($3.72)
    General Public Building: $52,000 ($2.30)
    Health - Other: $23,000 ($1.02)
    Air Transportation: $15,000 ($0.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,544,000 ($1174.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($1.11)

Brookings government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $27,877,000 ($1233.99)
    Hospital Public: $22,751,000 ($1007.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,239,000 ($99.11)
    Sewerage: $2,154,000 ($95.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $533,000 ($23.59)
    Natural Resources - Other: $229,000 ($10.14)
    All Other: $50,000 ($2.21)
    Air Transportation: $38,000 ($1.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $122,000 ($5.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $140,000 ($6.20)
    Highways: $85,000 ($3.76)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($0.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $2,154,000 ($95.35)
    Interest Earnings: $1,115,000 ($49.36)
    Rents: $173,000 ($7.66)
    General Revenue, NEC: $168,000 ($7.44)
    Sale of Property: $140,000 ($6.20)
    Special Assessments: $105,000 ($4.65)
    Fines and Forfeits: $102,000 ($4.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,496,000 ($685.94)
    Liquor Stores: $6,837,000 ($302.64)
    Water Utilities: $1,983,000 ($87.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $240,000 ($10.62)
    General Local Government Support: $124,000 ($5.49)
    All Other: $16,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,739,000 ($342.57)
    Property: $1,597,000 ($70.69)
    Other License: $184,000 ($8.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $89,000 ($3.94)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $24,000 ($1.06)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $7,000 ($0.31)

Brookings government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,115,000 ($1200.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,260,000 ($1118.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,145,000 ($139.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,290,000 ($57.10)

Brookings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,980,000 ($2168.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,149,000 ($272.19)

10.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.55%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($492 average AGI)
Brookings County:

0.52%
South Dakota average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.04% ($24,577 average AGI)
from Codington County, SD  0.36% ($31,639)
from Kingsbury County, SD  0.33% ($32,545)


9.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,464 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.75%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.82% ($30,249 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.38% ($40,342)
to Kingsbury County, SD  0.27% ($30,296)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Brookings fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 89 meters (292ft)
Total costs: $1,665,000
Total average daily traffic: 80,461
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,510

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 15
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
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: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Brookings, SD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (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: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Brookings)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Brookings)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Brookings


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Brookings, SD

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
Businesses in Brookings, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
Burger King2McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Nike1
Curves1Papa John's Pizza1
Dairy Queen1Payless1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
FedEx3Quiznos1
Goodwill1RadioShack1
H&R Block1Slumberland1
Hardee's1Sprint Nextel1
Holiday Inn1Starbucks1
JCPenney1Subway3
Jimmy John's1Super 81
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Vans1
Lowe's1Walmart1

Brookings on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #49 (57006) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • Matthew R. Mueller (5)
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  • Paul Rushton (4)
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Total of 136 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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