Brookings County, South Dakota

county in South Dakota, United States of America

Brookings County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2020 census, 34,375 people lived there,[1] making it the fifth-most populous county in South Dakota. Its county seat is Brookings.[2] The county was created in 1862 and organized in 1871.[3]

Brookings County
Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings
Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings
Map of South Dakota highlighting Brookings County
Location within the U.S. state of South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°22′N 96°47′W / 44.37°N 96.79°W / 44.37; -96.79
Country United States
State South Dakota
Founded1862 (created)
July 3, 1871 (organized)
Named forWilmot Wood Brookings
Largest cityBrookings
 • Total805 sq mi (2,080 km2)
 • Land792 sq mi (2,050 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  1.6%
 • Total34,375
 • Density43/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Brookings County comprises the Brookings, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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  • Ahnberg
  • Medary

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The county is divided into twenty-three townships:

  • Afton
  • Alton
  • Argo
  • Aurora
  • Bangor
  • Brookings
  • Elkton
  • Eureka
  • Lake Hendricks
  • Lake Sinai
  • Laketon
  • Medary
  • Oaklake
  • Oakwood
  • Oslo
  • Parnell
  • Preston
  • Richland
  • Sherman
  • Sterling
  • Trenton
  • Volga
  • Winsor

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Brookings County, South Dakota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2015.

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44°22′N 96°47′W / 44.37°N 96.79°W / 44.37; -96.79