Brookings County, South Dakota
|Brookings County, South Dakota|
Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings
Location in the state of South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Wilmot Wood Brookings|
|• Total||805 sq mi (2,085 km2)|
|• Land||792 sq mi (2,051 km2)|
|• Water||13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.6%|
|• Density||40/sq mi (15/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Brookings County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,965, making it the fifth-most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Brookings. The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1871.
Brookings County comprises the Brookings, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The county was founded July 3, 1871, and was named after Wilmot Wood Brookings (1830 - 1905), a politician and pioneer of southeastern South Dakota. Medary was the first county seat for eight years from 1871-1879
- Brush Lake
- Johnson Lake
- Lake Campbell
- Lake Goldsmith
- Lake Poinsett
- Lake Sinai
- Lake Tetonkaha
- Oakwood Lake
- Deuel County - north
- Lincoln County, Minnesota - east
- Moody County - south
- Moody County - southwest
- Kingsbury County - west
- Hamlin County - northwest
As of the census of 2000, there were 28,220 people, 10,665 households, and 6,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 11,576 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.36% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 0.90% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.2% were of German, 23.2% Norwegian and 5.7% Irish ancestry.
There were 10,665 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.70% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 26.80% from 18 to 24, 24.30% from 25 to 44, 17.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,438, and the median income for a family was $48,052. Males had a median income of $30,843 versus $22,074 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,586. About 6.20% of families and 14.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.
- Interstate 29
- U.S. Highway 14
- U.S. Highway 81
- South Dakota Highway 13
- South Dakota Highway 30
- South Dakota Highway 324
The county is divided into twenty-three townships:
- Lake Henricks
- Lake Sinai
- Oak Lake
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||Hamlin County||Deuel County|
|Kingsbury County||Lincoln County, Minnesota|
|Lake County||Moody County|