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Brookings Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Brookings Area is 32,647. The Brookings Area population density is 40.56 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 10.82 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Brookings Area is white, which represent 92.80% of the total population. The average Brookings Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 32,647. #749

Population Density, #675

Brookings Area
40.56 per square mile
South Dakota
10.82 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:30,296 (92.80%, #206)
Black:424 (1.30%, #650)
Hispanic:735 (2.25%, #700)
Asian:911 (2.79%, #125)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):328 (1.00%, #213)
One Race, Other:214 (0.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:474 (1.45%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:153 (16.79%, see rank)
Chinese:386 (42.37%, see rank)
Filipino:5 (0.55%, see rank)
Japanese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Korean:151 (16.58%, see rank)
Vietnamese:71 (7.79%, see rank)
Asian, Other:145 (15.92%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

29,265 (89.64%) out of the total population of 32,647 reported first ancestry.

 Brookings Area% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Arab2150.66%, see rank0.20%0.56%
Czech3781.16%, see rank2.18%0.47%
Danish1,0053.08%, see rank2.02%0.42%
Dutch2,2266.82%, see rank4.76%1.40%
English1,8615.70%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French8592.63%, see rank2.95%3.34%
German13,54741.50%, see rank40.25%15.03%
Greek1050.32%, see rank0.13%0.41%
Hungarian290.09%, see rank0.13%0.46%
Irish3,80611.66%, see rank10.86%10.80%
Italian3150.96%, see rank1.34%5.52%
Norwegian7,86124.08%, see rank13.86%1.42%
Polish6181.89%, see rank1.58%3.01%
Portuguese320.10%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian1280.39%, see rank1.31%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1670.51%, see rank0.58%0.99%
Scottish2410.74%, see rank1.17%1.72%
Subsaharan African1920.59%, see rank0.58%0.95%
Swedish1,4574.46%, see rank3.40%1.27%
Swiss930.28%, see rank0.39%0.30%
Ukrainian290.09%, see rank0.17%0.31%
American7972.44%, see rank3.84%7.12%
Welsh1110.34%, see rank0.52%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 16,725 (51.23%, see rank)
Females: 15,922 (48.77%, see rank)

Brookings Area
Male: 51.23%
Female: 48.77%
South Dakota
Male: 50.26%
Female: 49.74%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Brookings Area
26.20 years old
South Dakota
36.80 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Brookings Area
25.90 years old
South Dakota
35.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Brookings Area
27.10 years old
South Dakota
38.20 years old
38.80 years old

 Brookings Area% of the Total PopulationSouth DakotaU.S.
Under 5 years1,8495.66%, see rank7.10%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,7335.31%, see rank6.91%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,6735.12%, see rank6.64%6.59%
15 to 19 years3,68011.27%, see rank6.95%6.85%
20 to 24 years6,75820.70%, see rank7.15%7.13%
25 to 34 years4,41513.52%, see rank13.12%13.47%
35 to 44 years2,9779.12%, see rank11.34%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,2249.88%, see rank13.41%14.09%
55 to 64 years3,0779.43%, see rank12.72%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,7105.24%, see rank7.51%7.64%
75 to 84 1,0503.22%, see rank4.78%4.25%
85 years and over5011.53%, see rank2.36%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Brookings AreaSouth DakotaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population16,954, 100%544,604209,056,129
Less Than High School1,004, 5.92%, see rank9.30%13.67%
High School Graduate4,424, 26.09%, see rank31.52%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree4,513, 26.62%, see rank32.50%29.09%
Bachelor Degree4,648, 27.42%, see rank18.67%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree2,365, 13.95%, see rank8.01%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.37, see rank13.5913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Brookings Area South DakotaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten92562.49%37.51%77.67%22.33%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,61895.30%, see rank4.70%, see rank90.64%9.36%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,15994.05%, see rank5.95%, see rank92.15%7.85%90.60%9.40%
College8,05498.91%, see rank1.09%, see rank82.73%17.27%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School83396.52%, see rank3.48%, see rank77.44%22.56%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Brookings AreaSouth DakotaU.S.
Total Households12,318, 100%327,101116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.452.63
1 Person Households3,664, 29.75%, see rank29.47%27.57%
2 or More Person Households8,654, 70.25%, see rank70.53%72.43%
Family Households (Families)7,198, 58.43%, see rank64.44%66.22%
Average Family Size2.96, see rank3.113.32
Married-Couple Family5,499, 44.64%, see rank50.30%48.42%
Nonfamily Households5,120, 41.57%, see rank35.56%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Brookings Area%South DakotaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total27,392see rank662,290252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over14,067100%, see rank330,772123,281,364
Never Married7,34052.18%, see rank33.60%35.77%
Married5,83641.49%, see rank53.49%52.04%
Widowed3142.23%, see rank2.60%2.57%
Divorced5774.10%, see rank10.32%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over13,325100%, see rank331,518129,692,771
Never Married5,70342.80%, see rank26.41%29.48%
Married5,76443.26%, see rank53.01%49.19%
Widowed7795.85%, see rank9.58%9.16%
Divorced1,0798.10%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Brookings Area%South DakotaU.S.
Native31,07995.20%, see rank97.08%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence19,12458.58%, see rank64.62%58.73%
Born in Different State11,84836.29%, see rank31.89%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1070.33%, see rank0.57%1.42%
Foreign Born1,5684.80%, see rank2.92%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3581.10%, see rank1.09%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,2103.71%, see rank1.83%7.09%
Born In Europe1120.34%, see rank0.43%1.53%
Born In Asia7592.32%, see rank0.94%3.82%
Born In Africa3371.03%, see rank0.58%0.55%
Born In Oceania20.01%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America2690.82%, see rank0.84%6.83%
Born In Northern America890.27%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Brookings Area%South DakotaU.S.
English11,20390.95%, see rank91.90%79.39%
Spanish3032.46%, see rank2.54%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages4573.71%, see rank2.46%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2301.87%, see rank0.82%3.36%
Other1251.01%, see rank2.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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