Demographics

Population

City of Brookings - 22,974    (Up 25% since 2005)

Brookings County - 34,135    (Up 20% since 2005)

Market Area (25 Mile Radius) - 43,150

Market Area (40 Mile Radius) - 74,000

Median Age (City) - 23.6 years    South Dakota - 36.8

Males (City) - 11,573   Females (City) - 11,401

Race (City of Brookings)

One Race - 22,558 (98.2%)

White - 20,997 (91.4%)

Black or African American - 357 (1.6%)

American Indian/Alaska Native - 136 (0.6%)

Asian - 920 (4.0%)

Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander - 13 (0.1%)

Other Race - 135 (0.6%)

Two or More Races - 416 (1.8%)

Hispanic or Latino - 447 (1.9%)

Education (City of Brookings)

School Enrollment Population - 11,141

  • Nursery school, preschool - 277 (2.5%)
  • Kindergarten - 314 (2.8%)
  • Elementary school (grades 1-8) - 1,678 (15.1%)
  • High school (grades 9-12) - 751 (6.7%)
  • College or graduate school - 8,121 (72.9%)

Educational Attainment
Population 25 years and Older - 10,693

  • Less than 9th grade - 195 (1.8%)
  • 9th to 12th grade, no diploma - 347 (3.2%)
  • High school graduate - 2,449 (22.9%)
  • Some college, no degree - 1,763 (16.5%)
  • Associate's degree - 897 (8.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree - 3,175 (29.7%)
  • Graduate or professional degree - 1,867 (17.5%)

High School Graduate or Higher - 94.9%

Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 47.2%

Households

City of Brookings - 9,269     (Up 11% since 2010)

Brookings County - 13,638    (Up 7% since 2010)

Occupancy Rate (City) - 90.4%

Owner-Occupied Units (City) - 7,339 (59.5%)

Renter-Occupied Units (City) - 4,986 (40.5%)

Median Home Value (City) - $159,400

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

Household Characteristics

Family Households - 4,424 (52.6%)    

Non-Family Households - 3,984 (47.4%)

Average Household Size - 2.31

Average Family Size - 2.83

Median Household Income - $45,175

Median Household Income (State of SD) - $50,957

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%

 

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