Brookings County

Brookings County, South Dakota

314 6th Ave
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: (605) 692-6284
Fax: (605) 696-8211

On the central eastern border of SD, north of Sioux Falls; created Apr 5, 1862 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Wilmot W. Brookings (1833-85), prominent legislator and associate justice on the Dakota Territory supreme court (1869-73). He promoted the Southern Dakota Railway, and "Judge Brookings" was the name of the first locomotive to enter what is now SD

Area (sq mi):: 804.76 (land 794.46; water 10.30) Population per square mile: 35.40
Population 2005: 28,121 State rank: 5 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.40%; 1990-2000 12.00% Population 2000: 28,220 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 1.30%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 26.60
Income 2000: per capita $17,586; median household $35,438; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,825-$25,666
Unemployment (2004): 2.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 14.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Brookings County seat (18,705)

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    This research was performed at two sites in Brookings County, located in eastern South Dakota.
    This activation expands coverage in Brookings county, improving coverage along the US Highway 81 and State Highway 28 corridors near Arlington.
    In January 2009 we started recruiting participants for the pilot phase of the Study, testing the protocol, the plan that determines how to collect data, in the seven Vanguard locations--Orange County, CA; Duplin County, NC; Queens County, NY; Montgomery County, PA; Salt Lake County, UT; Waukesha County, WI; Lincoln, Pipestone, and Yellow Medicine Counties, MN; and Brookings County, SD.
    Located in in Brookings County, South Dakota, and Lincoln County, Minnesota,MinnDakota spans the wind resource-rich area on the border of South Dakota and Minnesota with approximately 50 MW located in South Dakota and 100 MW in Minnesota.
    Chandler coordinates a 16-square-mile site in Brookings County.
    Brookings County repealed its ordinance in December of 2011 citing a lack of expert knowledge about hydrology and concerns about county liability.
    double-circuit, 345 kV transmission line between Brookings County, South Dakota, and Hampton, Minnesota, with a double-circuit capable line portion from Helena, Minnesota, to Hampton, Minnesota, plus a related 23 mile double-circuit capable, 345 kV transmission line between Lyon County, Minnesota, and Hazel Creek, Minnesota; approximately 240 miles of new double-circuit capable, 345 kV transmission line between Fargo, North Dakota, and St.
    Description: Big Stone South - Brookings County will consist of an approximately 70 mile long, 345 kV transmission line from a connection near Big Stone City, South Dakota, to the Brookings County Substation near Brookings, South Dakota.

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