Demographics

Population

City of Brookings - 24,108    (Up 25% since 2005)

Brookings County - 34,601    (Up 20% since 2005)

Market Area (25 Mile Radius) - 43,150

Market Area (40 Mile Radius) - 74,000

Median Age (City) - 24.3 years   

Males (City) - 12,412   Females (City) - 11,696

Race (City of Brookings)

One Race - 23,711 (98.4%)

White - 21,755 (90.2%)

Black or African American - 459 (1.9%)

American Indian/Alaska Native - 351 (1.5%)

Asian - 1,021 (4.2%)

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander - 0 (0.0%)

Other Race - 125 (0.5%)

Two or More Races - 397 (1.6%)

Hispanic or Latino - 659 (2.7%)

Education (City of Brookings)

School Enrollment Population - 10,832

  • Nursery school, preschool - 2.7%
  • Kindergarten - 2.0%
  • Elementary school (grades 1-8) - 16.3%
  • High school (grades 9-12) - 8.0%
  • College or graduate school - 70.9%

Educational Attainment
Population 25 years and Older - 11,498

  • Less than 9th grade - 154 (1.3%)
  • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma - 447 (3.9%)
  • High school graduate - 2,556 (22.2%)
  • Some college, no degree - 2,221 (19.3%)
  • Associate's degree - 850 (7.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree - 3,363 (29.2%)
  • Graduate or professional degree - 1,907(16.6%)

High School Graduate or Higher - 94.8%

Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 45.8%

Households

City of Brookings - 8,741     (Up 11% since 2010)

Brookings County - 12,896     (Up 7% since 2010)

Occupancy Rate (City) - 90.4%

Owner-Occupied Units (City) - 49.2%

Renter-Occupied Units (City) - 50.8%

Median Home Value (City) - $159,400

Median Home Value (State of SD) - $140,500

Household Characteristics
(City of Brookings)

Family Households - 4,028 (46.1%)    

Non-Family Households - 4,713 (53.9%)

Average Household Size - 2.40

Average Family Size - 3.07

Median Household Income - $53,863

Median Family Income - $60,250

Median Family Income (State of SD) - $65,237

Poverty Level - All People - 19.5%

Poverty Level (State of SD) - 14.1%

Family Poverty Level - 8.7%

Family Poverty Level (State of SD) - 9.1%

Population in Households - 19,394

  • Householder - 43.4%
  • Spouse - 17.4%
  • Child - 21.4%
  • Other Relatives - 3.0%
  • Nonrelatives - 14.9%

 

Updated: 12/30/20

Source: U.S. Census

Brookings Economic Development Corporation
2301 Research Park Way, Suite 113
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 697-8103  |  bedc@brookingsedc.com