Brookings, SD

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Population

33,697

0.784% growth

Poverty Rate

15.9%


Median Age

26.7


Median Household Income

$53,473

2.66% growth

Number of Employees

19,080

1.43% growth

Median Property Value

$165,100

2.87% growth

About

In 2017, Brookings, SD had a population of 33.7k people with a median age of 26.7 and a median household income of $53,473. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brookings, SD grew from 33,435 to 33,697, a 0.784% increase and its median household income grew from $52,086 to $53,473, a 2.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Brookings, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), White (Hispanic) (1.76%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.42%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.06%). N/A% of the people in Brookings, SD speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Brookings, SD are South Dakota State University (2,546 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Brookings, SD is $165,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.6%. Most people in Brookings, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Brookings, SD is 2 cars per household.

Brookings, SD borders .

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Brookings, SD employs 19.1k people. The largest industries in Brookings, SD are Manufacturing (3,885 people), Educational Services (2,863 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,039 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($48,194), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,096), and Manufacturing ($41,520).

Median household income in Brookings, SD is $53,473. Males in Brookings, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Brookings, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,473

2017 value

± $2,404

2.66%

1 Year Growth

± 6.46%

Households in Brookings, SD have a median annual income of $53,473, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,086 in 2016, which represents a 2.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Brookings, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brookings, SD was Pennington County, SD with a value of $59,006, followed by Minnehaha County, SD and N/A, with respective values of $58,742 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brookings, SD (4.82k out of 30.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,105 ± 396

  2. Hispanic

    315 ± 121

  3. Native American

    272 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Brookings, SD is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19.1k

2017 Value

± 919

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 6.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookings, SD grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 18.8k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brookings, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,401 people), Management Occupations (2,146 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,840 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brookings, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brookings, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,401 people), Management Occupations (2,146 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,840 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brookings, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.06 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.7 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brookings, SD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,714), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($57,422).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.1k

2017 Value

± 919

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 6.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brookings, SD grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 18.8k employees to 19.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brookings, SD, are Manufacturing (3,885 people), Educational Services (2,863 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,039 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Brookings, SD, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,885 people), Educational Services (2,863 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,039 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Brookings, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.87 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.01 times), and Educational Services (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brookings, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($48,194), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,096), and Manufacturing ($41,520).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.8B

  2. $4.58B

  3. $4.53B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.8B, followed by Live animals/fish ($4.58B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.53B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$66.6B

2020 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

38.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $66.6B. This is expected to increase 38.4% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $8.77B

  2. $2.47B

  3. $2.17B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $8.77B, followed by Iowa with $2.47B and Nebraska and $2.17B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.6% of the population of Brookings, SD has health coverage, with 61.3% on employee plans, 5.57% on Medicaid, 8.58% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Brookings, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Brookings, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,293 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1,293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1,331 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.43%

Uninsured

61.3%

Employer Coverage

5.57%

Medicaid

8.58%

Medicare

16.3%

Non-Group

1.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brookings, SD declined by 0.622% from 6.47% to 6.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Brookings, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Brookings, SD is home to a population of 33.7k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.8% of Brookings, SD residents were born outside of the country (1.95k people).

In 2017, there were 31.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in Brookings, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 967 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 593 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brookings, SD was 26.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Brookings, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Brookings, SD residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.95k people

5.79%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.94k people

As of 2017, 5.8% of Brookings, SD residents (1.95k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Brookings, SD was 5.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Brookings, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brookings, SD was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Brookings, SD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    30.6k ± 17

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    967 ± 68

  3. White (Hispanic)

    593 ± 92

In 2017, there were 31.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in Brookings, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 967 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 593 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    478 ± 170

  2. Vietnam

    456 ± 109

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 58

Brookings, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Brookings, SD awarded 2,546 degrees. The student population of Brookings, SD is skewed towards women, with 5,859 male students and 6,657 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Brookings, SD are White (2,200 and 92.1%), followed by Black or African American (45 and 1.88%), Two or More Races (39 and 1.63%), and Asian (38 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Brookings, SD by number of degrees awarded are South Dakota State University (2,546 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Brookings, SD are Registered Nursing (348 and 13.7%), Pharmacy (147 and 5.77%), and General Biological Sciences (99 and 3.89%).

The median tuition costs in Brookings, SD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,191 and $10,439 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 84 degrees awarded

  2. 334 degrees awarded

  3. 84 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Brookings, SD was General Animal Sciences with 84 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

2,546 degrees awarded

$7,191

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Brookings, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Dakota State University with 2,546 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,141

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,405

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,141 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Brookings, SD, which is 0.812 times less than the 1,405 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Brookings, SD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,200 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    39 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Brookings, SD were to White students. These 2,200 degrees mean that there were 48.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brookings, SD was $165,100 in 2017, which is 0.719 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,500 to $165,100, a 2.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Brookings, SD is 59.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brookings, SD have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brookings, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,100

2017 Median

± $5,655

$160,500

2016 Median

± $5,334

In 2017, the median property value in Brookings, SD grew to to $165,100 from the previous year's value of $160,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brookings, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brookings, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$53,473

Median Household Income

± $2,404

12.6k

Number of Households

± 712

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.6k households in Brookings, SD grew to $53,473 from the previous year's value of $52,086.

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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Brookings, SD 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

59.6%

2017 Homeownership

59.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.6% of the housing units in Brookings, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Brookings, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brookings, SD have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Brookings, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.34%

  3. Walked

    5.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Brookings, SD was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.34%) and those who Walked (5.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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