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Apartments for rent in Brookings, SD

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See what Brookings, SD has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Brookings

It's near an interstate but still safe. It's sometimes loud because a state highway runs through it. It's also loud on weekends because it's near a university

I have wanted to live in an apartment overlooking Main Ave in Brookings SD since 1980. I moved into an apartment built new overtop a historic building when i moved back to SD in 2020

It is adequately cared for by its inhabitants. We are very close to several schools and community parks/spaces.

Close to the church we attend Close to the grocery store Fishing near Close to golfing Bike /walk trail

Who Lives Here

Brookings Demographics

Education

High School

29%

Associate's

28%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

9%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

20%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

46%

50-100k

34%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

4%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

19%

20-45

45%

45-65

16%

65+

10%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Brookings?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24$923$1185$1403-
Jun '24$920$1185$1403-
May '24$920$1185$1399-
Apr '24$920$1185$1392-
Mar '24$899$1185$1380-
Feb '24$845$1117$1341-
Jan '24$845$1117$1348-
Dec '23$845$1117$1295-
Nov '23$835$1071$1235-
Oct '23$835$1071$1246-
Sep '23$835$1071$1258-
Aug '23$835$940$1270-
Jul '23$835$965$1255-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Brookings

Brookings Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

72%

15-30 Mins

18%

30-40 Mins

2%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 2626

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 5252

Bike Score®

What Renters Are Saying

Brookings Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Brookings Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Brookings

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All About

Living in Brookings, SD

A small city located in South Dakota, Brookings has slightly more than 23,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) will find plenty of peers, as they make up a larger portion of the population here (38%) than nationally (14%), while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just over 32, skews younger than most cities in South Dakota. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (51%) and renting (50%) their residence. The average rent of $777 per month is roughly the same as the state average.

Brookings residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common five of which are manufacturing, education, retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 43% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $62K, Brookings workers earn about $4,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the South Dakota average, Brookings has a high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 7% have earned a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 13% have a Bachelor's degree.

Averaging about 15 minutes, the commute time for Brookings residents is shorter than the South Dakota average of about 18 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 49% of residents, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number is higher than the national average.