Pierpont, South Dakota

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Population in 2019: 120 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
Males: 77  (64.3%)
Females: 43  (35.7%)
Median resident age:

50.1 years
South Dakota median age:

37.7 years

Zip code: 57468

Estimated median household income in 2019: $61,721 (it was $29,464 in 2000)
Pierpont:

$61,721
SD:

$59,533

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,701 (it was $15,955 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $64,767 (it was $11,700 in 2000)
Pierpont:

$64,767
SD:

$185,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $84,534; detached houses: $84,287

Median gross rent in 2019: $746.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pierpont: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.4%
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  • Races in Pierpont, SD (2019)
    • 17295.0%White alone
    • 73.9%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: Norwegian (37.7%), Dutch (11.7%), Scotch-Irish (11.7%), German (10.4%), Polish (6.5%), Irish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 803 people per square mile   (low).

Pierpont, South Dakota map

5 residents are foreign born (2.7% Oceania).

This town:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,863 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $530 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (107.1 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (225.3 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (566.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Andover, SD (2.6 miles),
Langford, SD (2.7 miles ),
Bristol, SD (3.3 miles ),
Groton, SD (3.7 miles ),
Claremont, SD (3.9 miles),
Roslyn, SD (4.1 miles ),
Ferney, SD (4.1 miles),
Butler, SD (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 97.83 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Pierpont, SD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pierpont, SD in 2019

Pierpont satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $20,000
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
South Dakota:

3.3%
Most common industries in Pierpont, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (23.4%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Health care (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (6.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (35.7%)
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (27.3%)
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (9.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
Most common occupations in Pierpont, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.3%)
  • Bus drivers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (23.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.5%)
  • Bus drivers (7.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9.1%)
  • Registered nurses (9.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (9.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9.1%)

Average climate in Pierpont, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pierpont-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/23/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the Pierpont town center .

On 6/25/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the town center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pierpont-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 629.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 117.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 195.9 miles away from Pierpont center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Day County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pierpont topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierpont:

  • Northern State University (about 32 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 80 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • South Dakota State University (about 97 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 108 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 108 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 109 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Pierpont Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Day County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pierpont that have no violations reported:

  • PIERPONT (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

52.2%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Pierpont (2011 data):

  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Pierpont Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1974/06/17. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Pierpont:

Marital status in Pierpont, SD
  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.5%
  • Divorced: 20.4%

For population 25 years and over in Pierpont:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
South Dakota average:

10.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pierpont, SD (based on Day County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,49413
Catholic1,8084
Evangelical Protestant57811
None830-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Day County:

14.14 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Day County:

28.3%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
South Dakota:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

50.0%
State:

49.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

31.0
South Dakota:

28.5

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

5.0
State:

6.9

General health condition:
Here:

50.0%
South Dakota:

58.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

60.0%
South Dakota:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pierpont, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$240
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,055
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,795

Pierpont government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,000 ($233.33)
    Regular Highways: $20,000 ($166.67)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($108.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($75.00)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($33.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($16.67)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($8.33)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($8.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($25.00)

Pierpont government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($150.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($100.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($291.67)
  • Tax - Property: $34,000 ($283.33)
    Other: $17,000 ($141.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,000 ($133.33)
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000 ($33.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($8.33)

Pierpont government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($1050.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,000 ($1050.00)

Pierpont government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000 ($283.33)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pierpont:

  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSDN (930 AM; 5 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KBRF (1250 AM; 10 kW; FERGUS FALLS, MN; Owner: RESULT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pierpont:

  • KDSD-FM (90.9 FM; PIERPONT, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KDLO-FM (96.9 FM; WATERTOWN, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBWS-FM (102.9 FM; SISSETON, SD; Owner: PHEASANT COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KCGN-FM (101.5 FM; ORTONVILLE, MN; Owner: CGN CORPORATION)
  • KBFO (106.7 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KQAA (94.9 FM; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pierpont:

  • KDSD-TV (Channel 16; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KABY-TV (Channel 9; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLO-TV (Channel 3; FLORENCE, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.2mTotal length
  • $355,000Total costs
  • 1,545Total average daily traffic
  • 172Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,954Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 8 Mi E (Lat: 45.498333 Lon: -97.674722), Type: 324.9, Overall height: 304.8 m, Registrant: South Dakota Board Of Directors For Educational Television Dba , Dforseth@usd.Edu, , Vermi-llion, Phone: (605) 677-5861

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi E 2.5 Mi N (Lat: 45.535222 Lon: -97.776222), Call Sign: KYV581,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.580 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2005, Expiration Date: 08/03/2015, Cancellation Date: 07/17/2015, Registrant: Dakota Electronics, 424 Brown County 19 South, Aberdeen, SD 57401, Phone: (605) 225-1672, Fax: (605) 225-1673, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Pierpont, 8 Mi E (Lat: 45.498333 Lon: -97.674722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 304.8 m, Overall height: 324.9 m, Call Sign: WQEJ925,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2006, Expiration Date: 04/01/2022, Certifier: Julie Andersen, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, 1800 M Street Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 383-3373, Fax: (605) 677-5010, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: K0YDM, Grant Date: 07/09/1998, Expiration Date: 07/09/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/10/2010, Registrant: Wayne J Schmidt, Box 159, Pierpont, SD 57468

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18WB, N18WB, N-18WB, Serial Number: 8493, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 09/22/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Harley R Schmidt, Po Box 159, Pierpont, SD 57468

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pierpont, SD
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 8.6%Wood
  • 4.3%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pierpont, SD
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 29.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 29.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Pierpont compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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