Brookings employment information

IndexBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Income per capita$21,786$26,311$28,555
Median household income$41,061$50,338$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,879$63,903$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,912$29,541$33,219
Median earnings male$17,001$33,136$36,116
Median earnings female$10,837$23,365$25,692
Unemployment rate2.9%3.3%5.8%
Poverty level22.1%14.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Brookings is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Brookings is 23% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Brookings is 51% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Brookings is 42% higher than the national average.

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Brookings median earnings by income bracket

Brookings employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector23.9%7.7%
Financial & insurance services1.1%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services10.9%12.8%
Public administration2.0%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.6%0.6%
Education, health & social services17.8%42.3%

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White, SD476$43,12519%
Brookings, SD22,645$41,06123%

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Estero, FL22,649$66,43924%
Hialeah Gardens, FL22,660$41,96722%
Ewa Gentry, HI22,663$85,43160%
Lisle, IL22,626$74,04138%
Brookings, SD22,645$41,06123%
Source: The Brookings, SD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.