Brookings, South Dakota Population 2020

25,149

Brookings is a city located in South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 25,149, it is the 4th largest city in South Dakota (after Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen) and the 1527th largest city in the United States. Brookings is currently growing at a rate of 1.29% annually and its population has increased by 14.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,056 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Brookings has a population density of 1,868 people per square mile.

The average household income in Brookings is $65,120 with a poverty rate of 19.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $174,900. The median age in Brookings is 24.3 years, 24.4 years for males, and 24.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.0 males.

Brookings Demographics

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

  • White: 90.88%
  • Asian: 3.78%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Two or more races: 1.39%
  • Native American: 1.31%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Brookings, South Dakota is 25,149, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,509.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,056.

Brookings, South Dakota Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202036,3605641.55%
201935,7965641.58%
201835,2325641.60%
201734,6684181.21%
201634,2504541.33%
201533,7965481.62%
201433,2482370.71%
201333,0112470.75%
201232,7646311.93%
201132,1331380.43%
201031,9950.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,68690.88%
Asian9023.78%
Black or African American5052.12%
Two or More Races3311.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native3131.31%
Some Other Race1180.49%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.03%

Brookings Population Pyramid 2020

Brookings Median Age

24.3


Total

24.4


Male

24.2


Female

Brookings Adults

There are 19,727 adults, (2,206 of whom are seniors) in Brookings.

Brookings Age Dependency

36.2

Age Dependency Ratio

12.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Brookings Sex Ratio

Female

11,640

48.78%

Male

12,223

51.22%

Brookings Households and Families

Brookings Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Brookings Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All49.3%50.7%
Female42.2%57.8%
Male37.2%62.8%
Non Family32%68%

49.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,8302.2949.3
Non Family4,7041.5732
Married3,3763.1375.6
Female4032.8542.2
Male3473.3437.2

3

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Brookings Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1441.26%
9th to 12th Grade3633.18%
High School Graduate3,05526.80%
Some College2,08218.26%
Associates Degree7966.98%
Bachelors Degree2,97426.09%
Graduate Degree1,98617.42%

Brookings Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,3289,9084,376
Asian491465417
Hispanic23319955
Black16716793
Native American157155
Multiple Races945319
Other Race18

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 asian people with a rate of 84.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,915$47,064$34,069
Less Than High School$16,250$18,688$
High School Grad$34,449$40,163$25,625
Some College$37,589$41,134$34,083
Bachelors Degree$43,636$52,813$40,655
Graduate Degree$56,806$67,143$45,500

$40,915

Average Earnings

$47,064

Average Male

$34,069

Average Female

Brookings Language

Brookings Language by Age

Brookings Language

91.66% of Brookings residents speak only English, while 8.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Brookings Poverty

Brookings Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,2533,13817.19%
Native28426894.37%
Hispanic53416530.90%
Asian82416419.90%
Black40212731.59%
Multiple2372811.81%
Other1082321.30%

19.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.67%

Male Poverty Rate

17.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Brookings

The race most likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Native, with 94.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Brookings is Multiple, with 11.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.89%
Some College8.13%
High School7.54%
Bachelors or Greater6.78%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.44%
Female Unemployed26.00%
Female Employed18.14%
Male Employed16.27%

Brookings Income

Brookings Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,182$65,120
Families$83,856$91,920
Married Families$92,284-
Non Families$32,636$40,103

Brookings Marital Status

Brookings Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Brookings Married by Age and Sex

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

Brookings Veterans

922

Number of Veterans

855

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War346
Vietnam209
First Gulf War99
Korea47
World War II15
Name Veterans % of Total
White8364.62%
Hispanic5412.77%
Black5414.56%
Asian101.43%
2 or More83.20%
Hawaiian8100.00%
Indian63.33%

$Brookings Veterans by Education

5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Brookings Employment Status

71.2%

Labor Force Participation

68.4%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Brookings Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.28%

Born in South Dakota

92.50%

Native Born

7.50%

Foreign Born

6.08%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.50% of Brookings residents were born in the United States, with 55.28% having been born in South Dakota. 6.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,1493201.29%
201924,8293201.31%
201824,5092951.22%
201724,2143201.34%
201623,8943641.55%
201523,5303921.69%
201423,1382020.88%
201322,9362651.17%
201222,6714301.93%
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%