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Brookings County, South Dakota (SD)

County population in 2014: 33,314 (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: 42 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Brookings County: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (26.7%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 45%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Brookings County, South Dakota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.3%)
  • Asian alone (2.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  26.0 years
South Dakota median age:  36.0 years
Males: 17,073  (51.2%)
Females: 16,241  (48.8%)
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Average household size:
Brookings County:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,106 ($35,438 in 1999)

This county:

$52,106
South Dakota:

$53,017

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $589 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $760)
This county:

$589
State:

$573


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $169,657 (it was $84,800 in 2000)
Brookings:

$169,657
South Dakota:

$152,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,002 - $238,525
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,255
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $503

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,465 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,236 (1.4%)

Brookings County household income distribution in 2009 Brookings County home values distribution Brookings County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.3%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 45.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.7% for American Indian residents, 75.3% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.8%
Brookings County:

15.8%
South Dakota:

13.7%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.6% for Black residents, 37.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.5% for American Indian residents, 75.3% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 26 years old
(Males: 26 years old, Females: 26 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 27 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 20 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

2012 air pollution in Brookings County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 24.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,622
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 653 (39% naturalized citizens)

Brookings County:

2.3%
Whole state:

1.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 315
  • 1990 to 1994: 75
  • 1985 to 1989: 54
  • 1980 to 1984: 46
  • 1975 to 1979: 40
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1965 to 1969: 86
Note: State values scaled to Brookings County population

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: 6,509
  • One, attached: 249
  • Two: 291
  • 3 or 4: 384
  • 5 to 9: 790
  • 10 to 19: 868
  • 20 or more: 1,115
  • Mobile homes: 1,366
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Brookings County with a mortgage: 2,641 (386 second mortgage, 282 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,417

Here:

65.1% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Brookings County

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 slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% smaller 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, 4.3 LG, 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 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
  • South Dakota Ice Storms, Incident Period: October 22, 1995 to October 24, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1075: January 05, 1996, FEMA Id: 1075, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Dakota Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1995 to June 20, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1052: May 26, 1995, FEMA Id: 1052, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Dakota Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1994 to July 29, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1031: June 21, 1994, FEMA Id: 1031, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • India (9%)
  • Netherlands (7%)
  • Other South Central Asia (7%)
  • Bangladesh (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Brookings County (%):

  • German (39%)
  • Norwegian (23%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Danish (3%)

Brookings County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,265 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,720 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 135 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,080 (7%)
  • Other means: 39 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 776 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $59,215.

8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
South Dakota average:

7.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.60% relocated from other counties in South Dakota ($15,133 average AGI)
3.81% relocated from other states ($15,453 average AGI)
Brookings County:

3.81%
South Dakota average:

3.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Minnehaha County, SD  1.06% ($28,939 average AGI)
from Moody County, SD  0.25% ($38,074)
from Codington County, SD  0.24% ($23,769)
from Deuel County, SD  0.20% ($32,864)
from Brown County, SD  0.20% ($32,318)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.19% ($35,810)
from Beadle County, SD  0.19% ($30,850)


9.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.60%
South Dakota average:

7.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.98% relocated to other counties in South Dakota ($16,461 average AGI)
4.63% relocated to other states ($16,005 average AGI)
Brookings County:

4.63%
South Dakota average:

3.55%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Minnehaha County, SD  1.62% ($28,124 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, SD  0.46% ($67,800)
to Pennington County, SD  0.35% ($27,921)
to Codington County, SD  0.29% ($32,969)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.28% ($32,290)
to Lake County, SD  0.22% ($24,250)
to Kingsbury County, SD  0.21% ($20,609)

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 2014: 6.1

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 live births in Brookings County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Brookings County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Brookings County, South Dakota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (219)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (214)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (168)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (156)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (139)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (88)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (80)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (67)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (65)
  • Congestive heart failure (57)

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: 28,377
  • In family households: 19,876 (5,105 male householders, 1,518 female householders)
    5,489 spouses, 6,688 children (6,236 natural, 207 adopted, 245 stepchildren), 186 grandchildren, 200 brothers or sisters, 70 parents, 132 other relatives, 441 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,501 (2,929 male householders (1,818 living alone)), 2,477 female householders (1,739 living alone)), 3,095 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,588 (127 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,243 2-persons, 1,306 3-persons, 1,269 4-persons, 547 5-persons, 188 6-persons, 70 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,557 1-person, 1,081 2-persons, 470 3-persons, 199 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 35 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

4,701 married couples with children.
968 single-parent households (218 men, 750 women).

94.8% of residents of Brookings County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English 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:

6.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 804
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,206
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,043
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,541
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,158
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,070
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,144
  • 1940 to 1949: 509
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,503
Note: State values scaled to Brookings population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brookings County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 530
  • 5 rooms: 1,141
  • 6 rooms: 1,039
  • 7 rooms: 996
  • 8 rooms: 878
  • 9+ rooms: 1,450
  • 1 room: 188
  • 2 rooms: 411
  • 3 rooms: 844
  • 4 rooms: 1,378
  • 5 rooms: 778
  • 6 rooms: 457
  • 7 rooms: 151
  • 8 rooms: 116
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Brookings County, South Dakota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brookings County population
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,217
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,714
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,692
  • 5+ bedrooms: 454
  • no bedroom: 206
  • 1 bedroom: 1,125
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,806
  • 3 bedrooms: 743
  • 4 bedrooms: 480
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
Cars and other vehicles available in Brookings County, South Dakota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Brookings County population
  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 1,090
  • 2 vehicles: 3,015
  • 3 vehicles: 1,370
  • 4 vehicles: 468
  • 5+ vehicles: 182
  • no vehicle: 409
  • 1 vehicle: 2,200
  • 2 vehicles: 1,149
  • 3 vehicles: 409
  • 4 vehicles: 204
  • 5+ vehicles: 87

46% of Brookings County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in South Dakota.

Brookings County:

46.1%
State average:

56.2%

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

  • This state: 17,734
  • Northeast: 292
  • Midwest: 7,719
  • South: 532
  • West: 1,176

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $97,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Brookings County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.4%)
  • Electricity (11.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.1%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • Electricity (56.4%)
  • Utility gas (29.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

4.0%
South Dakota:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20
Here:

1.3%
South Dakota:

5.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 62
Here:

1.0%
South Dakota:

17.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Brookings County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $733,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,094,000
    General - Other: $1,094,000
    Police Protection: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $789,000
    Central Staff Services: $705,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $673,000
    Financial Administration: $424,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $424,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $396,000
    Health - Other: $308,000
    General Public Buildings: $257,000
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000
    Libraries: $31,000
    Housing and Community Development: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $302,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $150,000
    Police Protection: $87,000
    Central Staff Services: $34,000
    General Public Building: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,815,000

Brookings County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,005,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $79,000
    All Other: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $442,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $37,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $22,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,230,000
    All Other: $915,000
    General Local Government Support: $55,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,486,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $385,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $193,000
    Other License: $31,000

Brookings County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,055,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,985,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,908,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,770,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $138,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,000

Brookings County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,929,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,320,000

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
Brookings County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Brookings County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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)"