Regional Profile

Community Accolades

#25 - Best Cities For Entrepreneurs - Livability/Entrepreneur, 2017
#2 - Best School Districts in S.D. - Niche, 2017
Beautiful Small Towns in each State - USA Today, 2017
#1 - Best Place to Live in S.D. - Niche, 2016
Top 10 Finalist - America’s Main Streets, 2016
Top 100 Best Places to Live in America - Livability, 2016

#1 - Safest College Town in America - Safewise, 2015
#5 - Safest City in America - ADTSecurity, 2015
#1 - Best & Safest Place to Live in S.D. - Movoto, 2014
Classic American Small Towns To Visit - Destination Tips, 2014
#5 - Top 10 Best Small Towns in America - Livability, 2013

Location

Centrally Located

Brookings South Dakota

Interstate Convenience

Population

City of Brookings

Year: 2016   Source: Esri

Brookings County

Year: 2016   Source: U.S. Census

Market Area

25 Mile Radius of Brookings

Population Trends

Up 25%

Since 2005 - City of Brookings

24,794

2021 Projection - City of Brookings

Up 20%

Since 2005 - Brookings County

Demographics

City of Brookings

Year: 2016   Source: Esri

Demographic Trends

Industry & Employment

+1,154

Job Growth since 2010

Top Employers

Brookings South Dakota

2nd Largest

Employer of Manufacturing in South Dakota

Households and Income

$60,250

Median Family Income

Up 25%

Since 2010 - City of Brookings

$159,400

Median Value Owner Occupied Homes

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