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Brookings County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2019: 35,158 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 28,220 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,511
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,409
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,207
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,109 (it was 4,458 in 2000)
% of renters here:

42%
State:

32%

Land area: 794 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Brookings County: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.9%), Manufacturing (21.4%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Brookings County, SD (2019)
    • 31,16989.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0993.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0833.1%Asian alone
    • 4881.4%Two or more races
    • 4581.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3711.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

27.5 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years
Males: 18,120  (51.5%)
Females: 17,038  (48.5%)
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Average household size:
Brookings County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,390 ($35,438 in 1999)
This county:

$59,390
South Dakota:

$59,533

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $698 (lower quartile is $532, upper quartile is $958)
This county:

$698
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $198,175 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Brookings:

$198,175
South Dakota:

$185,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $136,088 - $279,162
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,392
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $533

Institutionalized population: 127

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Health of residents in Brookings County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
75.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
40.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
56.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 73 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 1998: 88 buildings, average cost: $84,300
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2000: 71 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2001: 86 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2002: 297 buildings, average cost: $36,700
  • 2003: 94 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2004: 163 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2005: 166 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2006: 192 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2007: 178 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2009: 162 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2010: 111 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2011: 92 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2012: 123 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2013: 110 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2014: 122 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2015: 150 buildings, average cost: $160,500
  • 2016: 144 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2017: 148 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2018: 131 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2019: 129 buildings, average cost: $192,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Brookings, SD residents
Average permit cost in Brookings, SD
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,647 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,308 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Brookings, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Brookings, SD in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Brookings, SD in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
Brookings County:

13.3%
South Dakota:

11.9%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 27.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.2% for American Indian residents, 24.4% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 27.5 years old
(Males: 27.8 years old, Females: 27.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 28.1 years old, Black residents: 24.4 years old, American Indian residents: 22.0 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.4 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brookings County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $487 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Brookings, Volga, Elkton, White, Aurora, Bruce, Sinai, Bushnell.

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

2018 air pollution in Brookings County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 4.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Androscoggin County, Maine , Hancock County, Maine , Kennebec County, Maine , Jefferson County, Oregon , Kingsbury County , Steele County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
South Dakota:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Brookings, SD
County total employment by year in Brookings, SD
County average yearly wages by year in Brookings, SD

Current college students: 6,622
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,442 (23.8% naturalized citizens)

Brookings County:

6.9%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,5062010 or later
  • 5682000 to 2009
  • 2031990 to 1999
  • 1001980 to 1989
  • 601970 to 1979
  • 103Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.3%

Brookings County marital status for males Brookings County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,652
  • One, attached: 752
  • Two: 228
  • 3 or 4: 470
  • 5 to 9: 1,248
  • 10 to 19: 1,146
  • 20 to 49: 874
  • 50 or more: 251
  • Mobile homes: 1,147

Housing units in Brookings County with a mortgage: 4,595 (227 second mortgage, 339 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,239

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

55.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brookings County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,44418
Catholic4,8445
Evangelical Protestant4,01829
Other6334
None15,026-
Brookings County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Brookings County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

27.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

14.9%

Agriculture in Brookings County:

Average size of farms: 435 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $101,449
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $159.30
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.76%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,527
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,061
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.14%
Corn for grain: 93786 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10014 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 110322 harvested acres
Vegetables: 77 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Brookings County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 141% 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 98.8 miles away from Brookings County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 129.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 683.5 miles away from the county 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 151.5 miles away from Brookings County 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 91.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Dakota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4527, Natural disaster type: Other
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: September 9, 2019 - September 26, 2019, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4469-SD: November 18, 2019, FEMA Id: 4469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019, FEMA Id: 4440, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Flooding, Incident Period: March 11, 2011 to July 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1984: May 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 1984, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to September 23, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1947: November 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1947, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1620: December 20, 2005, FEMA Id: 1620, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Dakota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 06, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3234: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3234, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Incident Period: March 01, 2001 to April 30, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1375: May 17, 2001, FEMA Id: 1375, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 03, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1173: April 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1173, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to January 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1156: January 10, 1997, FEMA Id: 1156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Brookings

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,588 (79.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,879 (9.5%)
  • Bus: 86 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 87 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 165 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 893 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,019 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • India (7%)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • South Africa (6%)
  • Guatemala (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brookings County


  • German (32%)
  • Norwegian (15%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • American (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • English (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Brookings County, South Dakota in 2000:

  • 2,468 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 217 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

People in group quarters in Brookings County, South Dakota in 2010:

  • 3,192 people in college/university student housing
  • 188 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 107 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
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,461.

6.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
3.67% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($20,938 average AGI)
3.30% relocated from other states ($23,823 average AGI)
Brookings County:

3.30%
South Dakota average:

3.70%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Lake County, SD  0.23% ($33,577)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.23% ($30,769)
from Moody County, SD  0.22% ($37,360)
from Hamlin County, SD  0.20% ($51,435)


8.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
4.21% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($19,771 average AGI)
4.31% relocated to other states ($23,563 average AGI)
Brookings County:

4.31%
South Dakota average:

3.63%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Moody County, SD  0.27% ($42,065)
to Kingsbury County, SD  0.24% ($33,111)
to Pennington County, SD  0.23% ($33,577)
to Hamlin County, SD  0.23% ($42,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Brookings County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Brookings County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Brookings County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Brookings County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,441 (3,053 aged, 388 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 491 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Brookings County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (302)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (283)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (130)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (116)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (23)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (21)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (13)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,748
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 497
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,480

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,102
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 686
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,158
  • Male householders: 7,064 (2,277 living alone), Female householders: 6,170 (2,075 living alone)
  • 5,963 spouses (5,934 opposite-sex spouses), 937 unmarried partners, (918 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,836 children (7,188 natural, 207 adopted, 447 stepchildren), 225 grandchildren, 216 brothers or sisters, 79 parents, 16 foster children, 117 other relatives, 2,342 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,717

Size of family households: 3,424 2-persons, 1,286 3-persons, 1,208 4-persons, 653 5-persons, 234 6-persons, 113 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,384 1-person, 1,380 2-persons, 165 3-persons, 191 4-persons, 58 5-persons, 70 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

5,679 married couples with children.
1,109 single-parent households (408 men, 701 women).

92.5% of residents of Brookings speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (69% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $144,643,000 ($5,137 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,470,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,741,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $35,602,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,926,000
Federal grants: $29,037,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,150,000 ($404,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,187,000 ($1,759,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,181,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,822,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,632,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,656
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 984
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +228
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -967
Here -34 per 1000 residents
State -1 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Brookings County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.38 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Year house built in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • 1,0742014 or later
  • 8692010 to 2013
  • 2,5642000 to 2009
  • 1,7731990 to 1999
  • 1,7671980 to 1989
  • 1,9901970 to 1979
  • 1,0881960 to 1969
  • 9971950 to 1959
  • 4461940 to 1949
  • 2,3771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1053 rooms
  • 5724 rooms
  • 9715 rooms
  • 1,4586 rooms
  • 1,1857 rooms
  • 1,1938 rooms
  • 2,3049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • 2371 room
  • 6632 rooms
  • 1,2383 rooms
  • 1,2714 rooms
  • 6685 rooms
  • 4606 rooms
  • 3407 rooms
  • 2478 rooms
  • 2559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1191 bedroom
  • 1,1662 bedrooms
  • 2,8693 bedrooms
  • 2,4424 bedrooms
  • 1,2845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
  • 237no bedroom
  • 1,2631 bedroom
  • 2,4182 bedrooms
  • 7333 bedrooms
  • 5474 bedrooms
  • 2395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 103no vehicle
  • 1,6271 vehicle
  • 3,2452 vehicles
  • 1,6663 vehicles
  • 8154 vehicles
  • 3685+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 495no vehicle
  • 2,2171 vehicle
  • 1,7932 vehicles
  • 4463 vehicles
  • 3044 vehicles
  • 1665+ vehicles

77.2% of Brookings County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in South Dakota.

Brookings County:

77.2%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 20,259
  • Other state: 12,466
  • Northeast: 234
  • Midwest: 9,398
  • South: 1,179
  • West: 1,730
Year householders moved into unit in Brookings County, SD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brookings County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.4%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 16.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 69.2%Electricity
  • 20.4%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 142
Here:

4.7%
South Dakota:

10.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

6.0%
South Dakota:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 192
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

13.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Brookings County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,625,000
    Police Protection: $1,502,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,337,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,131,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    General - Other: $729,000
    General Public Buildings: $588,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $64,000
    Corrections - Other: $64,000
    Transit Utilities: $50,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $405,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $119,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,717,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,288,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
    Interest Earnings: $172,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $975,000
    Regular Highways: $682,000
    Police Protection: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,567,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $87,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,056,000
    Other: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,618,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $606,000
    Other License: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,771,000

Brookings County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,625,000
    Police Protection: $1,502,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,337,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,131,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    General - Other: $729,000
    General Public Buildings: $588,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $64,000
    Corrections - Other: $64,000
    Transit Utilities: $50,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $405,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $119,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,717,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,288,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
    Interest Earnings: $172,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $975,000
    Regular Highways: $682,000
    Police Protection: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,567,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $87,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,056,000
    Other: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,618,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $606,000
    Other License: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,771,000

Brookings County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,625,000
    Police Protection: $1,502,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,337,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,131,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    General - Other: $729,000
    General Public Buildings: $588,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $64,000
    Corrections - Other: $64,000
    Transit Utilities: $50,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $405,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $119,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,717,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,288,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
    Interest Earnings: $172,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $975,000
    Regular Highways: $682,000
    Police Protection: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,567,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $87,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,056,000
    Other: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,618,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $606,000
    Other License: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,771,000

Brookings County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,625,000
    Police Protection: $1,502,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,352,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,337,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,131,000
    Financial Administration: $1,057,000
    General - Other: $729,000
    General Public Buildings: $588,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $88,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $64,000
    Corrections - Other: $64,000
    Transit Utilities: $50,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $90,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $35,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $405,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $119,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,243,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,717,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,278,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,191,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $87,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,288,000
    Sale of Property: $532,000
    Interest Earnings: $172,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $97,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $975,000
    Regular Highways: $682,000
    Police Protection: $71,000
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,567,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $87,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,768,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,056,000
    Other: $1,043,000
    General Local Government Support: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,618,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $606,000
    Other License: $79,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $8,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,771,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 210
  • Number of aged recipients: 18
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 192
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 147
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 34
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 99
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 91
Most common first names in Brookings County, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13677.2 years
William9579.4 years
Mary7583.4 years
George7178.8 years
Robert7074.5 years
Anna6985.8 years
Henry5682.3 years
Charles5275.9 years
Gladys4983.1 years
Helen4882.4 years
Most common last names in Brookings County, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9977.9 years
Nelson7181.4 years
Anderson6577.0 years
Olson6279.7 years
Peterson5580.3 years
Jensen4980.7 years
Thompson4778.3 years
Smith4480.7 years
Hanson3979.3 years
Clark3081.8 years
Businesses in Brookings County, 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 Nextel2
Hardee's1Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway3
Holiday Inn1Super 81
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

Brookings County on our top lists:

  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"