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Encyclopedia > Brookings, South Dakota

Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brookings CountyGR6, and home to South Dakota State University, the largest institution of higher education in the state. Brookings County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Brookings County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...

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History

The town is named for Wilmot Wood Brookings who was part of the Western Town Company, and oversaw construction of a road running from the Minnesota border, through present-day Brookings County, to the shores of the Missouri River. Wilmot Wood Brookings was an American pioneer, frontier judge, and early South Dakota politician. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Saint Paul Minneapolis Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 87,014 sq mi  225,365 km² 250 miles  400 km 400 miles  645 km 8. ...


Medary, the first substantive settlement constructed in the area, was organized in 1857. The location was among the first three non-native settlements in Dakota Territory. The City of Brookings formed just over four miles north of the Medary settlement when the railroad bypassed the existing townships (Medary, Oakwood, and Fountain), favoring a path between them as a compromise. Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ...


Employment

Major employers include (estimated employment):

The unemployment rate in Brookings is 3.1 percent with a projected ten-year growth of 20.6 percent. South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ... Daktronicsucks NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. ... 3M Company (NYSE: MMM; formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company until 2002) is an American corporation with a worldwide presence that produces over 55,000 products, including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, electronic circuits and displays, and pharmaceuticals. ...


Geography

Location of Brookings, South Dakota

Brookings is located at 44°18′23″N, 96°47′17″W (44.306253, -96.788105)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias SD county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.1 km² (12.0 mi²). 30.9 km² (11.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.58%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Brookings has been assigned the ZIP code range 57006-57007 and the FIPS place code 07580. Mr. ... FIPS place codes are a U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard for geographic coding of human settlements in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 18,504 people, 6,971 households, and 3,422 families residing in the city. The population density was 598.4/km² (1,549.7/mi²). There were 7,359 housing units at an average density of 238.0/km² (616.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,971 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.9% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.93. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,266, and the median income for a family was $49,246. Males had a median income of $31,276 versus $22,763 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,028. About 7.3% of families and 18.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Unique aspects

The City of Brookings owns nearly all city services and utilities including:

  • Liquor store
  • Garbage service
  • Water/wastewater
  • Hospital
  • Local telephone service
  • Electricity
  • Landfill
  • Golf course
  • Brookings Area Multiplex civic and convention center (recently renamed Swiftel Center)

In addition, the city-owned telephone company, Swiftel, operates as a Sprint PCS affiliate, providing mobile telephone service to much of the Interstate 29 corridor, running from the Iowa/Nebraska border, north to Watertown. This article is about the telecommunications company; see sprints for the running term. ... Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Watertown is a city located in Codington County, South Dakota. ...


The city has 33 places of worship, 19 ballfields, two public swimming pools, five movie screens, one daily newspaper (The Brookings Register), and five commercial radio stations. In 2000, the assessed city value was $467,255,920.


On October 7, 2005, Brookings was featured on the reality-TV show Three Wishes. Three Wishes is a reality television show that premiered on NBC and CityTV on September 23, 2005. ...


Points of interest

McCrory Gardens and South Dakota Arboretum (74 acres) are botanical gardens and an arboretum located on the South Dakota State University campus, at the intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue, Brookings, South Dakota. ...

External links

  • Brookings government website
  • Brookings Register - local newspaper
  • Brookings Radio - local broadcast media
  • South Dakota State University website

Coordinates: 44.306253° N -96.788105° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

  • Maps and aerial photos
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Brookings, South Dakota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (650 words)
Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA.
The town is named for Wilmot Wood Brookings who was part of the Western Town Company, and oversaw construction of a road running from the Minnesota border, through present-day Brookings County, to the shores of the Missouri River.
The unemployment rate in Brookings is 3.1 percent with a projected ten-year growth of 20.6 percent.
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