Brookings, South Dakota Population 2022

24,442
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Brookings is a city located in Brookings County South Dakota. Brookings has a 2020 population of 24,442. Brookings is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 10.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,139 in 2010.

The average household income in Brookings is $69,950 with a poverty rate of 18.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $753 per month, and the median house value is $181,000. The median age in Brookings is 24.3 years, 24.5 years for males, and 24.1 years for females.

Brookings Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Brookingswas:

  • White: 90.24%
  • Asian: 4.24%
  • Black or African American: 1.90%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Native American: 1.46%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Brookings, South Dakota is 24,442 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,442.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,139.

Brookings, South Dakota Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,0770.00%
202035,0770.00%
201935,0770.00%
201835,0773280.94%
201734,7494481.29%
201634,3015011.46%
201533,8005501.63%
201433,2502340.70%
201333,0162480.75%
201232,7686281.92%
201132,1401410.44%
201031,9990.00%

Brookings Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,75590.24%
Asian1,0214.24%
Black or African American4591.90%
Two or More Races3971.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native3511.46%
Some Other Race1250.52%
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Brookings Population by Race

Brookings Population Pyramid $2022

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Brookings Median Age

24.3


Total

24.5


Male

24.1


Female

Brookings Adults

There are 19,810 adults, (2,283 of whom are seniors) in Brookings.

Brookings Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookings Sex Ratio

Female

11,696

48.52%

Male

12,412

51.48%

Brookings Population by Age

Brookings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Brookings Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male30.7%69.3%
Non Family32.3%67.7%
Female39.8%60.2%
All49.2%50.8%
Married75.9%24.1%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Brookings Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7412.3449.2
Non Family4,7131.6132.3
Married3,3223.1975.9
Female4323.2639.8
Male2743.1230.7

3.09

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Brookings Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1541.34%
9th to 12th Grade4473.89%
High School Graduate2,55622.23%
Some College2,22119.32%
Associates Degree8507.39%
Bachelors Degree3,36329.25%
Graduate Degree1,90716.59%
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Brookings Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Brookings Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,2919,8174,615
Asian552515430
Hispanic24422266
Black183183144
Native American161151
2+ Races1124615
Other Race14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 78.69%.

Brookings Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,644$45,083$36,030
Less Than 9th Grade$17,981$$
High School Graduate$35,269$42,706$26,918
Some College$35,529$42,958$30,204
Bachelors Degree$44,095$48,500$42,553
Graduate Degree$57,250$66,613$50,652

$41,644

Average Earnings

$45,083

Average Male

$36,030

Average Female

Brookings Earnings by Educational Attainment

Brookings Language by Age

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Brookings Language

91.49% of Brookings residents speak only English, while 8.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.73% of the population.

Brookings Language

Brookings Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,2673,02116.54%
Native30326587.46%
Asian92120121.82%
Hispanic56815527.29%
Black3516217.66%
Other22NaN%
Multiple312206.41%

18.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.11%

Male Poverty Rate

16.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Native, with 87.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Multiple, with 6.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.07%.

Brookings Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.34%
Some College10.66%
High School6.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.23%

Brookings Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.50%
Male Unemployed22.89%
Female Employed15.68%
Male Employed14.42%

Brookings Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Brookings Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,863$69,950
Families$89,149$97,031
Married Families$93,159-
Non Families$38,498$45,019
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Income by Household Type

Brookings Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookings Married by Age and Sex

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Brookings Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Brookings Marital Status by Race

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Brookings Marital Status

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908

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War352
Vietnam214
First Gulf War122
Korea91
World War II15

Brookings Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34265
35 to 54213
75+189
65 to 74161
55 to 6480

Brookings Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8494.69%
Hispanic378.31%
Black3711.18%
Asian131.64%
2+ Races52.01%
Native American42.07%

Brookings Veterans by Race

Brookings Veterans by Education

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5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookings Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.2%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Brookings Employment by Age

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Brookings Employment by Race

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Brookings Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.30%

Born in Brookings

92.22%

Native Born

7.78%

Foreign Born

6.13%

Non Citizen

1.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.22% of Brookings residents were born in the United States, with 55.30% having been born in South Dakota. 6.13% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202224,44290.04%
202124,43390.04%
202024,42490.04%
201924,41590.04%
201824,4061390.57%
201724,2673401.42%
201623,9273951.68%
201523,5323971.72%
201423,1352000.87%
201322,9352651.17%
201222,6704291.93%
201122,2411020.46%
201022,1393,6351.81%
200018,5042,2341.29%
199016,2701,3190.85%
198014,9511,2340.87%
197013,7173,1592.65%
196010,5582,7943.12%
19507,7642,4183.80%
19405,3469702.02%
19304,3764521.10%
19203,9249532.82%
19102,9716712.59%
19002,3000.00%

Brookings Population by Year