What you need to know about Brookings, SD

Rated as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees alike, Brookings is among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota. Residents can enjoy amenities ranging from golf courses and hiking trails to water parks and night clubs, while South Dakota State University anchors the city's economy and helps set the cultural tone. Several dining and shopping choices are available along with a highly rated public school system.

 

Population

22,645
Up by 13.34%
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Housing

Homes Owned 48.61%
48.61% Complete
Homes Rented 51.39%
51.39% Complete

Real Estate

In Brookings, South Dakota


Ready to move to Brookings? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Brookings.

Median Home Price

$151,500
Higher than the state average

Schools

In Brookings, South Dakota


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Brookings rates.

Median Household Income

$41,061
Lower than the national average

Business

In Brookings, South Dakota


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Brookings.

Residents

Most residents are
10-24 Years old

Health

In Brookings, South Dakota


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Brookings.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 49%
49% Complete
Graduated High School 95%
95% Complete

Brookings, SD's Rankings

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