Population: 23,292Median home value: $164,500Find homes for sale 80 Ranks better than 93% of areas

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A+ Brookings Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Brookings Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than South Dakota
937% less expensive than the US average
South Dakota
9010% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brookings cost of living
A Brookings Crime Total crime is 37% lower than South Dakota
Total crime
1,45147% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6947% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Brookings crime
C- Brookings Employment Household income is 10% lower than South Dakota
Median household income
$47,06015% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,79317% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%45% lower than the US average
Brookings employment
B- Brookings Housing Home value is 12% higher than South Dakota
Median home value
$164,50011% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67529% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%23% lower than the US average
Brookings real estate
B Brookings Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than South Dakota
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
56%14% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
Brookings K-12 schools or Brookings colleges

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Brookings, SD: Life in the Countryside

Brookings is a nice city to live in if you don't mind living a little far away from another city. I liked living in Brookings, but it didn't have enough opportunities to warrant me living there longer. You won't find many great jobs here, and there isn't much in terms of higher education aside from the South Dakota State University campus.

McCrory Gardens is a nice public park to visit if you enjoy being outside. In my opinion, it's the best area in Brookings. The city has an alright selection of stores and restaurants, but you'll have to drive elsewhere if you're looking for a mall or an upscale restaurant.

Buying a home here is reasonably affordable. It's not the best city for people looking to start a career, but if you are at the point in your life when you want to settle down in a quiet city, then Brookings might be a good choice for you.
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Source: The Brookings, SD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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