Brookings, South Dakota Population 2024

24,883

Brookings is a city located in Brookings County South Dakota. Brookings has a 2024 population of 24,883. It is also the county seat of Brookings County.Brookings is currently growing at a rate of 1.82% annually and its population has increased by 6.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,360 in 2020.

The average household income in Brookings is $75,173 with a poverty rate of 16.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Brookings is 24.5 years, 24.8 years for males, and 24.2 years for females.

Brookings Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brookings was:

  • White: 87.26%
  • Asian: 4.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Native American: 1.57%
  • Black or African American: 1.56%
  • Other race: 1.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,848.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.52% (1,523)
The current population of Brookings, South Dakota is 24,883 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,360.

Brookings, South Dakota Population 2024

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Brookings Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,53287.26%
Asian1,0204.33%
Two or more races8763.72%
Native American3701.57%
Black or African American3661.56%
Other race3661.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Brookings Population by Race

Brookings Population Pyramid 2024

Brookings Median Age

24.5

Total

24.8

Male

24.2

Female

Brookings Adults

There are 19,229 adults, (2,488 of whom are seniors) in Brookings.

Brookings Age Dependency

40.6

Age Dependency Ratio

14.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookings Sex Ratio

Female11,52548.98%
Male12,00551.02%

Brookings Population by Age

Brookings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,7662.3148.151.9
Non Family4,9471.5327.272.8
Married3,1323.2581.918.1
Female3483.8554.645.4
Male3393.4433.966.1
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3.22

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

48.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Brookings Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Brookings Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookings Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 93.3%.

Brookings Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,801

Average Earnings

$46,845

Average Male

$43,764

Average Female

Brookings Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookings Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Brookings Language

90.79% of Brookings residents speak only English, while 9.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.01% of the population.

Brookings Language

Brookings Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,4322,78715.99%
Asian92726028.05%
Native32011435.63%
Black3289629.27%
Hispanic8478910.51%
Other354185.08%
Multiple761101.31%
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16.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.71%

Male Poverty Rate

17.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Native, with 35.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Multiple, with 1.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.8%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.57%.

Brookings Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.97%
High School13.13%
Some College8.6%
Bachelors or Greater7.36%
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Brookings Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.54%
Female Employed17.59%
Male Employed15.22%
Female Unemployed
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Brookings Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookings Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Brookings Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookings Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Brookings Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brookings Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Brookings Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

800

Number of Veterans

684

Male Veterans

116

Female Veterans

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Brookings Veterans by War

count

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Brookings Veterans by Age

count

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Brookings Veterans by Race

Brookings Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookings Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brookings Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Brookings Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Brookings Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.05%

Born in Brookings

93.31%

Native Born

6.69%

Foreign Born

4.08%

Non Citizen

2.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.31% of Brookings residents were born in the United States, with 51.05% having been born in South Dakota. 4.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Brookings Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,1084451.67%
202826,6634451.7%
202726,2184451.73%
202625,7734451.76%
202525,3284451.79%
202424,8834451.82%
202324,4384451.85%
202223,9934451.89%
202123,5481880.8%
202023,360-1,322-5.36%
201924,6821420.58%
201824,5401830.75%
201724,3573771.57%
201623,9804031.71%
201523,5774031.74%
201423,1742080.91%
201322,9662711.19%
201222,6954472.01%
201122,2481060.48%
201022,1423,63819.66%
200018,5042,23413.73%
199016,2701,3198.82%
198014,9511,2349%
197013,7173,15929.92%
196010,5582,79435.99%
19507,7642,41845.23%
19405,34697022.17%
19304,37645211.52%
19203,92495332.08%
19102,97167129.17%
19002,300
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Brookings Population by Year