Brookings County, South Dakota

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Brookings County, South Dakota
Brookings court house.jpg
Brookings County Courthouse in Brookings
Location within South Dakota
Location within South Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting South Dakota
South Dakota's location within the U.S.
Founded1871
Named forWilmot Wood Brookings
SeatBrookings
Largest cityBrookings
Area
 • Total805 sq mi (2,085 km2)
 • Land792 sq mi (2,051 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (34 km2), 1.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)34,135
 • Density40/sq mi (20/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.brookingscountysd.gov

Brookings County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, 31,965 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 comprises the Brookings, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated place[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Ahnberg
  • Medary

Townships[change | change source]

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 | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Retrieved March 28, 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]

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