Brookings County

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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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