Brookings, South Dakota

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City of Brookings
The court house in Brookings in 2007
The court house in Brookings in 2007
Location of Brookings in the state of South Dakota
Location of Brookings in the state of South Dakota
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Coordinates: Coordinates: 44°18′23″N 96°47′17″W / 44.30639°N 96.78806°W / 44.30639; -96.78806
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyBrookings
Founded1883
Government
 • MayorTim Reed
Area
 • Total12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 • Land11.9 sq mi (30.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
1,621 ft (494 m)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total22,056
 • Density1,655/sq mi (639/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-07580[1]
GNIS feature ID1254074[2]
Websitehttp://www.cityofbrookings.org/

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-11-16.

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