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Time Zone: Brookings County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Brookings is the Seat for Brookings County.

Brookings County was founded in 1862.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Brookings had a population of 30,056 people. This is an increase of 6.51% since the last Census (which gave a population of 28,220 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Brookings represented 3.74% of the total population of South Dakota, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 66 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201031,965+13.27%+6.35% since 2009
200930,056+6.51%+0.68% since 2008
200829,854+5.79%+1.14% since 2007
200028,220The Last Census

More information can be found on the Brookings County Census Page for Brookings County.


Below are some of the communities located in Brookings County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Brookings County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Brookings   20,18418,5049.08% increase  
Volga   1,6061,43511.92% increase  
Elkton   6556773.25% decrease  
White   5135303.21% decrease  
Aurora   4835003.4% decrease  

Websites for Brookings County

Official Website:   www.brookingscountysd.gov/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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