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|Brookings County, South Dakota|
Location in the state of South Dakota
South Dakota's location in the U.S.
|Founded||July 3, 1871|
|Named for||Wilmot Wood Brookings|
805 sq mi (2,084 km²)
794 sq mi (2,058 km²)
10 sq mi (27 km²), 1.28%
36/sq mi (14/km²)
The county is divided into twenty-three townships: Afton, Alton, Argo, Aurora, Bangor, Brookings, Elkton, Eureka, Lake Henricks, Lake Sinai, Laketon, Medary, Oak Lake, Oakwood, Oslo, Parnell, Preston, Richland, Sherman, Sterling, Trenton, Volga, Winsor.
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Deuel County - north
- Lincoln County - east
- Moody County - south
- Lake County - southwest
- Kingsbury County - west
- Hamlin County - northwest
As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,220 people, 10,665 households, and 6,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 11,576 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). 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.
Cities and towns Edit
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