Brookings, South DakotaBrookings
is a city located in Brookings County, South Dakota
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 18,504. It is the county seat
of Brookings County6
Geography\nBrookings is located at 44°18'23" North, 96°47'17" West (44.306253, -96.788105)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 31.1 km²
). 30.9 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 18,504 people, 6,971 households, and 3,422 families residing in the city. The population density
is 598.4/km² (1,549.7/mi²). There are 7,359 housing units at an average density of 238.0/km² (616.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.49% White, 0.44% African American
, 0.99% Native American
, 1.88% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 6,971 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 50.9% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 36.6% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 14.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $31,266, and the median income for a family is $49,246. Males have a median income of $31,276 versus $22,763 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,028. 18.5% of the population and 7.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.7% are under the age of 18 and 6.6% are 65 or older.