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Population in 2012: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.2%
Males: 73  (55.7%)
Females: 59  (44.3%)

Median resident age:  47.8 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip code: 57468

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,406 (it was $29,464 in 2000)
Pierpont:

$39,406
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,390

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,800 (it was $11,700 in 2000)
Pierpont:

$38,800
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $23,762; Detached houses: $23,762

Median gross rent in 2012: $99.

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  • White alone - 129 (95.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.5%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierpont: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (36.8%), German (34.4%), English (8.6%), French Canadian (6.7%), Swedish (4.9%), Czech (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 883 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pierpont:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierpont town:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 19.6%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

3 residents are foreign born (2.5% North America).

This town:  2.5%
South Dakota:  2.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $800 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $756 (1.7%)

Pierpont satellite photo by USGS

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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 45.49 N, Longitude: 97.83 W

Area code: 605

Pierpont household income distribution Pierpont home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.7%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -51 (-29.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (44%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (24%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Bus drivers (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)


Average climate in Pierpont, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Pierpont-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 32% greater 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 below South Dakota state average. It is 96% smaller 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 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 Pierpont 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 11/21/2003 at 01:09:11, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2002 at 08:32:17, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Pierpont center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Day County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in Pierpont, SD

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierpont:

  • South Dakota State University (about 97 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 9,084)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 100 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 3,462)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 108 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 108 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 5,882)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 109 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 11,679)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 125 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 137 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.4%

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

Pierpont compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above 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 significantly below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pierpont travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Pierpont town (based on Day County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 91.85%
Here91.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents45.5%35.5%4.8%4.7%3.8%
Congregations36.4%15.2%9.1%6.1%6.1%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.2%1.3%1.0%0.5%0.6%
Congregations3.0%6.1%6.1%3.0%9.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Day County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

14.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$53
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$31
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,020
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,104


6.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Codington County, SD  0.92% ($20,619 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.75% ($20,824)
from Roberts County, SD  0.53% ($23,167)


6.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Codington County, SD  1.05% ($13,375 average AGI)
to Brown County, SD  0.87% ($36,550)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.57% ($16,692)

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.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 8 Mi E (Lat: 45.498333 Lon: -97.674722), Type: 324.9, Overall height: 304.8 m
    Registrant: 6056775861, Dforseth@usd.Edu, CHERRY AND DAKOTA STS BOX 5000

FCC Registered Private 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
    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: 04/01/2014, Certifier: Julie Andersen
    Registrant: South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Cherry & Dakota Streets, Vermillion, SD 57069-5000, Phone: (605) 677-5861, Fax: (605) 677-5010, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • 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:

2
  • 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 , Serial Number: 8493, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Harley R Schmidt, Po Box 159, Pierpont, SD 57468
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 89391 , Serial Number: 8423, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Yeo, 105 W Main St, Pierpont, SD 57468


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