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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Brookings was $17,028, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Brookings residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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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
Median rent in Brookings, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $892.
Libraries in Brookings include Brookings Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Brookings include Brookings Register
TV stations in Brookings include KESD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KESD.
Brookings County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brookings political report.
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.
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