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Population in 2012: 13,914 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 

Males: 6,746  (48.5%)
Females: 7,168  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  39.3 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,292 (it was $42,962 in 2000)
Pierre:

$55,292
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,854

Pierre city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $157,166 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Pierre:

$157,166
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $136,873; Detached houses: $156,125; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,325; In 2-unit structures: $164,741; Mobile homes: $47,845

Median gross rent in 2012: $527.

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  • White alone - 11,349 (82.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,191 (8.7%)
  • Two or more races - 505 (3.7%)
  • Hispanic - 285 (2.1%)
  • Other race alone - 243 (1.8%)
  • Black alone - 84 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 30 (0.2%)

Races in Pierre detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Pierre: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.2%), Irish (11.1%), Norwegian (9.2%), English (7.8%), Swedish (3.6%), United States (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/9/1883

Elevation: 1484 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,069 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Pierre:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierre city:

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

211 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
South Dakota:  2.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Pierre, South Dakota as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Pierre to the number of sex offenders is 13,914 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,110 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,032 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (144.8 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (307.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (661.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fort Pierre, SD (1.4 miles ), Cow Creek, SD (3.8 miles) , Blunt, SD (4.5 miles ), Onida, SD (5.2 miles ), Vivian, SD (5.5 miles) , Harrold, SD (5.6 miles ), Draper, SD (5.7 miles) , Presho, SD (5.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 22 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $157,400
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $170,100
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $191,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 100.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,802 (+13.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,811 (88.5%)

Area code: 605

Pierre household income distribution Pierre home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Pierre by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.07.1
Rapes 64799914125714
per 100,000 43.628.850.064.064.063.799.686.335.750.799.9
Robberies 20100132222
per 100,000 14.50.07.10.00.07.121.414.414.314.514.3
Assaults 1616221628242913191727
per 100,000 116.3115.0157.3113.7199.2169.9206.493.5135.7123.1192.6
Burglaries 6254384745808377818258
per 100,000 450.8388.3271.6334.0320.1566.4590.7553.9578.4593.7413.8
Thefts 390440446428481444389404345392423
per 100,000 2835.73163.63188.03041.53421.33143.62768.52906.32463.82838.13018.0
Auto thefts 1318231716235528232426
per 100,000 94.5129.4164.4120.8113.8162.8391.4201.4164.3173.8185.5
Arson 43064551132
per 100,000 29.121.60.042.628.535.435.67.27.121.714.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 212.4207.5230.4225.8256.2262.2306.9259.9209.5235.5297.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Pierre detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
South Dakota average:

1.92

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Pierre, South Dakota accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.8%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +958 (+7.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (23%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Pierre-area historical tornado activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/23/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Pierre city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/12/1993, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pierre-area historical earthquake activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Pierre center
On 7/12/1998 at 16:28:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, 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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Birthplace of: Floyd Bannister - Baseball player, Angela Aames - Actor, Scott Rislov - Football player, Simon Patrick Stewart - Shot putter and college coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Pierre:

  • ST MARYS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 801 EAST SIOUX)
  • ST MARY'S HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 800 E DAKOTA AVE)
  • AVERA ST MARY'S HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 801 E SIOUX)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - PIERRE (Nursing Home, 950 EAST PARK STREET)
  • MARYHOUSE (Nursing Home, 717 EAST DAKOTA)

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Airports located in Pierre:


See details about airports located in Pierre, SD

Local government website: ci.pierre.sd.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierre:

  • University of Mary (about 165 miles; Bismarck, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,016)
  • Bismarck State College (about 172 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,710)
  • Black Hills State University (about 175 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 2,551)
  • South Dakota State University (about 176 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • University of South Dakota (about 203 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 5,598)
  • Northeast Community College (about 219 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 2,268)
  • Wayne State College (about 223 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 2,780)

Public high school in Pierre:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pierre:

Private elementary/middle schools in Pierre:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 210 E BROADWAY AVE; Grades: PK - 5)
  • PIERRE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: 1206 E ROBINSON AVE; Grades: 3 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Pierre

Library in Pierre:

  • R E RAWLINS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $648,566; Location: 1000 E CHURCH ST; 63,572 books; 5,532 audio materials; 7,028 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 66 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Pierre: Pierre Rural Volunteer Fire Department (A), Pierre Fire Department Headquarters (B), Pierre Fire Department Station 4 (C), Pierre Fire Department Station 2 (D), Pierre Fire Department Station 3 (E), Pierre City Hall (F), South Dakota State Library (G), South Dakota State Archives (H), Rawlins Municipal Library (I), Hughes County Courthouse (J), American Medical Response (K), Pierre Airport Fire and Rescue (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Pierre: Griffin Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: South Dakota Discovery Center & Aquarium (Museums; 805 West Sioux Avenue) (1), NATL Guard of South Dakota - Museum (303 East Dakota Avenue) (2), South Dakota State - Social Services Dept- South Dakota Arts Council (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 800 Governors Drive) (3), Wegner Helen V (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 222 East Capitol Avenue) (4), Automatic Vendors (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1124 East Sioux Avenue) (5), Great Lakes of South Dakota Association (Tours & Charters; 800 West Dakota Avenue) (6), Dakota Outdoor Connection (Tours & Charters; 18923 Okobojo Avenue) (7), Doc's Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 18923 Okobojo Avenue) (8), Cheyenne Ridge Outfitters & Lodge (Tours & Charters; Po Box 7108) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Spring Creek Resort (28229 Spring Creek Place) (1), Capitol Inn (815 East Wells Avenue) (2), Governor's Inn - Pierre (Bv) (700 W Sioux Ave) (3), Governor's Inn (700 West Sioux Avenue) (4), Fawn Motel (818 North Euclid Avenue) (5), Terrace Motel (231 North Euclid Avenue) (6), Pike Haven Resort (27645 Pike Haven Place) (7), Budget Host Inn State Motel (640 North Euclid Avenue) (8), Kelly Inn (713 West Sioux Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts (225 South Pierre Street) (1), Public Defender (124 South Euclid Avenue) (2), Ymca - Court Line (900 East Church Street) (3), United States Government - Courts- District Court- Clerk (225 South Pierre Street) (4), United States Government - Bankruptcy Court - Bankruptcy Judge- Courts (225 South Pierre Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Hughes 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: 10.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.5% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 39.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.9%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Pierre, SD

People in group quarters in Pierre in 2010:

  • 529 people in state prisons
  • 152 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 19 people in college/university student housing
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Pierre in 2000:

  • 323 people in nursing homes
  • 198 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 187 people in state prisons
  • 41 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Pierre compared to South Dakota state average:

Pierre, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Pierre (2011 data):

  • BankWest, Inc.: Capitol Avenue Branch, Bankwest, Inc., Harrison Hill Branch, Mobile Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $739.9 mil, Deposits: $615.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: South Dakota Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Mall Branch at 1615 North Harrison Avenue, branch established on 1981/06/15; Pierre Branch at 125 West Sioux Avenue, branch established on 2000/01/24. Info updated 2009/03/13: Bank assets: $696.8 mil, Deposits: $522.3 mil, headquarters in Fort Pierre, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Capitol Bancorporation, Inc.
  • American State Bank of Pierre: American State Bank Of Pierre at 700 East Sioux Avenue, branch established on 1977/11/04; American State Bank - Assisted Livin at 400 Parkwood Drive, branch established on 2009/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.5 mil, Deposits: $133.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Asb Bank Holding Company
  • Home Federal Bank: 322 S Coteau St Branch at 322 S Coteau St, branch established on 1963/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,224.2 mil, Deposits: $946.5 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices
  • Dakota State Bank: Pierre Branch at 315 S Ree Street, branch established on 2002/08/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $31.6 mil, Deposits: $27.6 mil, headquarters in Blunt, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Blunt Bank Holding Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Pierre Branch at 333 East Sioux Avenue, branch established on 1991/10/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pierre Branch at 604 East Sioux Avenue, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pierre, South Dakota:

  • Capitol Inn Motel, 815 WLS Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-6387
  • Governors Inn, 700 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-4200, Fax: (605) 224-4200
  • Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 920 W Sioux, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-6877, Fax: (605) 224-1042
  • Super 8 Motel, 320 W Sioux, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-1617, Fax: (605) 224-1617
  • Best Western Kings Inn, 220 S Pierre St, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-5951, Fax: (605) 224-5301
  • Comfort Inn, 410 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-0377, Fax: (605) 224-0377
  • Kelly Inn, 713 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-4140, Fax: (605) 224-8284
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pierre, South Dakota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Pierre travel time to work - commute


Pierre mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pierre city (based on Hughes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.31%
Here73.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents33.8%23.4%11.6%11.1%4.5%
Congregations10.3%6.9%13.8%10.3%3.4%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%2.2%2.1%1.5%6.8%
Congregations6.9%6.9%3.4%3.4%34.5%
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: 4
Hughes County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hughes County:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Hughes County:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

28.3%
State:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hughes County:

19.0%
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 6$21,972$43,9440$0
Other Government Administration 9$43,694$58,2595$4,480
Police Protection - Officers 27$102,910$45,7380$0
Police - Other 10$34,970$41,9643$2,034
Firefighters 1$4,338$52,0568$5,414
Fire - Other 1$3,292$39,5040$0
Streets and Highways 12$42,962$42,9620$0
Airports 4$15,826$47,4780$0
Solid Waste Management 10$34,858$41,8301$1,254
Sewerage 7$24,950$42,7710$0
Parks and Recreation 12$40,142$40,1420$0
Water Supply 9$28,240$37,6530$0
Electric Power 9$41,468$55,2911$1,154
Local Libraries 6$20,218$40,4365$2,918
Other and Unallocable 1$2,550$30,6000$0
Totals for Government 124$462,390$44,74723$17,254

Pierre government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,349,000 ($96.95)
    Air Transportation: $927,000 ($66.62)
    General - Other: $686,000 ($49.30)
    Electric Utilities: $662,000 ($47.58)
    Regular Highways: $561,000 ($40.32)
    Sewerage: $393,000 ($28.24)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,097,000 ($438.19)
    Police Protection: $2,539,000 ($182.48)
    General - Other: $1,970,000 ($141.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,741,000 ($125.13)
    Regular Highways: $1,727,000 ($124.12)
    Financial Administration: $1,221,000 ($87.75)
    Water Utilities: $1,130,000 ($81.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $994,000 ($71.44)
    Sewerage: $988,000 ($71.01)
    Air Transportation: $655,000 ($47.07)
    Libraries: $500,000 ($35.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $421,000 ($30.26)
    Central Staff Services: $203,000 ($14.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $190,000 ($13.66)
    Health - Other: $49,000 ($3.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $966,000 ($69.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $452,000 ($32.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $231,000 ($16.60)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($8.84)
    Health - Other: $58,000 ($4.17)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($1.08)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,264,000 ($522.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $142,000 ($10.21)

Pierre government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,597,000 ($114.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,096,000 ($78.77)
    All Other: $1,014,000 ($72.88)
    Regular Highways: $590,000 ($42.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $539,000 ($38.74)
    Air Transportation: $214,000 ($15.38)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($1.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $1,126,000 ($80.93)
    All Other: $920,000 ($66.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $278,000 ($19.98)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $353,000 ($25.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $212,000 ($15.24)
    Sale of Property: $27,000 ($1.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000 ($1.37)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,354,000 ($744.14)
    Water Utilities: $2,473,000 ($177.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $217,000 ($15.60)
    Water Utilities: $37,000 ($2.66)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,523,000 ($396.94)
    Property: $1,856,000 ($133.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $248,000 ($17.82)
    Other License: $160,000 ($11.50)

Pierre government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,241,000 ($1742.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,157,000 ($1592.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,110,000 ($295.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,026,000 ($145.61)

Pierre government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,612,000 ($475.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,402,000 ($747.59)

7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,112 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Stanley County, SD  1.02% ($32,588 average AGI)
from Pennington County, SD  0.62% ($24,707)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.56% ($31,270)


8.23% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,522 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
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 Stanley County, SD  1.03% ($37,391 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.82% ($33,418)
to Pennington County, SD  0.67% ($42,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pierre:

  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pierre:

  • KLXS-FM (95.3 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K241AF (96.1 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: S.D. BR OF DIR FOR EDUCTNL TELECOMMS)
  • K279AH (103.7 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • K212BH (90.3 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KGFX-FM (92.7 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ROBERT E. INGSTAD PROPERTIES)
  • KTSD-FM (91.1 FM; RELIANCE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • K272CJ (102.3 FM; FORT PIERRE, SD; Owner: PIERRE CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • K261CF (100.1 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: MICHAEL GIESELER)

TV broadcast stations around Pierre:

  • K14IO (Channel 14; PIERRE, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPRY-TV (Channel 4; PIERRE, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KTSD-TV (Channel 10; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Pierre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 57 meters (187ft)
Total costs: $853,000
Total average daily traffic: 47,805
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,512
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 55,286

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pierre)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pierre, SD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pierre)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 86 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pierre)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Pierre


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pierre, SD

Most common first names in Pierre, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7476.4 years
Robert7074.2 years
William6276.2 years
Mary5880.7 years
Charles4776.5 years
James3974.8 years
Donald3870.9 years
Margaret3680.7 years
Helen3483.6 years
George3277.8 years
Most common last names in Pierre, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3576.0 years
Johnson2782.4 years
Anderson2776.2 years
Miller2473.0 years
Jones1982.5 years
Hanson1779.5 years
Peterson1773.6 years
Nelson1682.6 years
Olson1474.4 years
Davis1472.5 years
Businesses in Pierre, SD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
Best Western1New Balance1
Budget Car Rental1Nike4
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx2Slumberland1
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Pierre, SD


Pierre on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Tyson J. Keller (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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