Brookings demographics profile

StatisticBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Population23,292851,058318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,7331191
Median age23.636.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)40%59%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English92%94%79%
Speak Spanish2%2%13%
Brookings, SD has a population of 23,292 and is the 1,869th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,733 per sq mi which is 15929% higher than the South Dakota average and 1812% higher than the national average. The median age in Brookings is 24 which is approximately 36% lower than the South Dakota average of 37. In Brookings, 40% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 92% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 57% of Brookings residents were born in South Dakota, 36% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Brookings is 15929% higher than South Dakota.
  • The median age in Brookings is 36% lower than South Dakota.
  • In Brookings 91.59% of the population is White.
  • In Brookings 1.83% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Brookings 3.85% of the population is Asian.

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Brookings population breakdown by race

RaceBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
White91.59%84.77%73.35%
Black or African American1.83%1.65%12.63%
Asian3.85%1.33%5.22%
American Indian1.08%8.72%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race1.02%2.61%3.06%
Other race0.59%0.88%4.75%
In Brookings, 2.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Brookings, SD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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