Brookings Apartment Features
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.
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