Brookings, South Dakota

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City of Brookings
City
The court house in Brookings in 2007
Location of Brookings in the state of South Dakota
Brookings, South Dakota is located in South Dakota
City of Brookings
Coordinates: 44°18′23″N 96°47′17″W / 44.30639°N 96.78806°W / 44.30639; -96.78806Coordinates: 44°18′23″N 96°47′17″W / 44.30639°N 96.78806°W / 44.30639; -96.78806
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Brookings
Founded 1883
Government
 • Mayor Tim Reed
Area
 • Total 12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 • Land 11.9 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,621 ft (494 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 22,056
 • Density 1,655/sq mi (639/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-07580[1]
GNIS feature ID 1254074[2]

Brookings is a city in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It is the county seat of Brookings County, and 22,056 people lived there at the 2010 census.[1] The mayor of Brookings is Tim Reed. Brookings was founded in 1883.[3] The city of Brookings was named after Wilmot Wood Brookings, a pioneer promoter.

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