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Brookings is a city in Brookings County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Judge Wilmot W. Brookings.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Brookings. For links to other places called Brookings, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Brookings is 44.311N. The longitude is -96.798W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,621 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,464.


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Median household income
Local
$31,266
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Brookings demographic reports
Brookings is on the Big Sioux River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 among towns in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Local festivals include:
  • Hobo Days - Sept. 29, 2007
  • Summer Arts Festival - July 14-15, 2007
  • Harvest Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Brookings web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: State Agricultural Heritage Museum, South Dakota Art Museum
Colleges and universities: South Dakota State University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Brookings demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brookings County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57006 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

37% of Brookings residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Brookings ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brookings was $17,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% of Brookings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Brookings festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Brookings include Brookings Central Residential Historic District, Brookings Commercial Historic District, Brookings University Residential Historic District, Sexauer Seed Company Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Brookings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.


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Libraries

Libraries in Brookings include Brookings Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Brookings include Brookings Register

TV stations in Brookings include KESD.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KESD.

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Politics

Brookings County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brookings political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Brookings workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Brookings between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Brookings include Brookings Inn & Convention Center, Comfort Inn Brookings, Fairfield Inn Brookings, Holiday Inn Express Suites Brookings, Super 8.

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