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    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Brookings is a town in South Dakota with a population of 24,108. Brookings is in Brookings County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Brookings offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Brookings there are a lot of bars and parks. Many young professionals live in Brookings and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Brookings are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,000
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$753
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    165.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    48.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    112.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,091.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

Working in Brookings

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,863
National
$62,843

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