Brookings, SD

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2022 Population
23,530
0.418% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
24.5
0.41% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.5%
7.47% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,824
5.76% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$222,100
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,148
0.0914% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Brookings, SD had a population of 23.5k people with a median age of 24.5 and a median household income of $57,824. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Brookings, SD grew from 23,432 to 23,530, a 0.418% increase and its median household income grew from $54,676 to $57,824, a 5.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brookings, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Brookings, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Brookings, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brookings, SD are South Dakota State University (2,703 degrees awarded in 2022) and Institute of Lutheran Theology (13 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Brookings, SD was $222,100, and the homeownership rate was 48.1%.

Most people in Brookings, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookings, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Brookings, SD is home to a population of 23.5k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.49% of Brookings, SD residents were born outside of the country (1.53k people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Brookings, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.02k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 765 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
95.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Brookings, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Brookings, SD was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brookings, SD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.3k ± 272
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 161
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    765 ± 254
3.86%
Hispanic Population
908 people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.3k people) in Brookings, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.02k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 765 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.86% of the people in Brookings, SD are hispanic (908 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Brookings, SD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,032 ± 1,350 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,418 ± 1,206 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,032 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,803 and Ethiopia with 2,418.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.53k people
6.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2022, 6.49% of Brookings, SD residents (1.53k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookings, SD was 6.81%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    372 ± 136
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    184 ± 116
  3. Korea
    79 ± 87

Brookings, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Brookings, SD employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Brookings, SD are Educational Services (2,649 people), Manufacturing (2,559 people), and Retail Trade (1,646 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($57,731), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,709), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,325).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,552. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.1k
2022 Value
± 957
0.0914%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brookings, SD grew at a rate of 0.0914%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookings, SD, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,346 people), Production Occupations (1,168 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,156 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookings, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2022 Value
± 957
0.0914%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Brookings, SD grew at a rate of 0.0914%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookings, SD, are Educational Services (2,649 people), Manufacturing (2,559 people), and Retail Trade (1,646 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brookings, SD, though some of these residents may live in Brookings, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,249
Median earning men ± $3,845
$28,302
Median earning women ± $5,720

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,833), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,046), and Wholesale Trade ($53,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,319), Manufacturing ($47,769), and Public Administration ($32,889).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Dakota.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Dakota went to Donald J. Trump with 61.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.63%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Brookings, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Brookings, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Brookings, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Brookings, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Brookings, SD awarded 2,716 degrees. The student population of Brookings, SD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,951 male students and 6,376 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brookings, SD are White (2,301 and 90.5%), followed by Two or More Races (55 and 2.16%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 2.12%), and Black or African American (49 and 1.93%).

The largest universities in Brookings, SD by number of degrees awarded are South Dakota State University (2,703 and 99.5%) and Institute of Lutheran Theology (13 and 0.479%).

The most popular majors in Brookings, SD are Registered Nursing (383 and 14.1%), Mechanical Engineering (106 and 3.9%), and General Studies (93 and 3.42%).

The median tuition costs in Brookings, SD are $9,600 for private four year colleges, and $7,773 and $11,283 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Brookings, SD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,327 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,327 students enrolled in Brookings, SD, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,438 records, of which 57.1% were women and 42.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 336 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 85 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brookings, SD was Registered Nursing with 336 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Brookings, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,703 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Dakota State University with 2,703 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,159 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brookings, SD, which is 0.744 times less than the 1,557 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,301 degrees mean that there were 41.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,526) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brookings, SD was $222,100 in 2022, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $198,000 to $222,100, a 12.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookings, SD is 48.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Brookings, SD have an average commute time of 12.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Brookings, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Brookings, SD is $57,824. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Brookings, SD was Census Tract 9588.03 with a value of $96,409, followed by Census Tract 9590 and Census Tract 9589, with respective values of $55,938 and $46,847.

Property

$222,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,018
$4,214
Median Property Taxes
±$439

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookings, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

48.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.1% of the housing units in Brookings, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9588.03
  2. Census Tract 9590
  3. Census Tract 9589

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookings, SD was Census Tract 9588.03 with a value of $96,409, followed by Census Tract 9590 and Census Tract 9589, with respective values of $55,938 and $46,847.

The following map shows all of the places in Brookings, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,824
Median Household Income
± $5,271
8.77k
Number of Households
± 726

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.77k households in Brookings, SD grew to $57,824 from the previous year's value of $54,676.

The following chart displays the households in Brookings, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookings, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.2%)

In 2022, 75.8% of workers in Brookings, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.42%) and those who worked at home (9.2%).

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Commute Time

12.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookings, SD have a shorter commute time (12.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.762% of the workforce in Brookings, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Brookings, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Brookings, SD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookings, SD (3.36k out of 20.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookings, SD is White, followed by Asian and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Brookings, SD has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 7.47% on Medicaid, 7.47% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 2.09% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Brookings County, SD see 1754 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1762 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2225 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,754 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Brookings County, SD

Primary care physicians in Brookings County, SD see an average of 1,754 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,762 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Brookings County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 41.1% between 18 and 34 years, 25.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.94%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
7.47%
Medicaid
7.47%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
2.09%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookings, SD declined by 8% from 5.37% to 4.94%.

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