Pierre, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 14,004 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 6,681  (47.7%)
Females: 7,323  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57501.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,824 (it was $42,962 in 2000)
Pierre:

$68,824
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,501 (it was $20,462 in 2000)

Pierre city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $199,857 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Pierre:

$199,857
SD:

$167,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $205,413; detached houses: $210,581; townhouses or other attached units: $211,007; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $218,678; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $133,062; mobile homes: $174,553

Median gross rent in 2017: $618.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pierre: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 49.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.6% for American Indian residents, 32.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pierre, SD (2017)
    • 11,56081.0%White alone
    • 1,58411.1%American Indian alone
    • 4873.4%Hispanic
    • 4022.8%Two or more races
    • 830.6%Black alone
    • 650.5%Asian alone
    • 640.4%Other race alone

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



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Pierre, South Dakota as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pierre is 237 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Pierre by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(63.7)
14
(99.6)
12
(86.3)
5
(35.7)
7
(50.7)
14
(99.9)
13
(92.9)
11
(78.2)
7
(49.5)
7
(49.8)
14
(99.5)
18
(128.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(7.1)
3
(21.4)
2
(14.4)
2
(14.3)
2
(14.5)
2
(14.3)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(169.9)
29
(206.4)
13
(93.5)
19
(135.7)
17
(123.1)
27
(192.6)
16
(114.3)
37
(263.1)
52
(367.5)
55
(391.0)
40
(284.4)
51
(363.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(566.4)
83
(590.7)
77
(553.9)
81
(578.4)
82
(593.7)
58
(413.8)
43
(307.2)
38
(270.3)
37
(261.5)
85
(604.2)
65
(462.2)
36
(256.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
444
(3,144)
389
(2,768)
404
(2,906)
345
(2,464)
392
(2,838)
423
(3,018)
357
(2,551)
365
(2,596)
468
(3,307)
529
(3,760)
433
(3,079)
325
(2,313)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(162.8)
55
(391.4)
28
(201.4)
23
(164.3)
24
(173.8)
26
(185.5)
12
(85.7)
34
(241.8)
26
(183.7)
28
(199.0)
23
(163.5)
19
(135.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(35.4)
5
(35.6)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.1)
3
(21.7)
2
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(14.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)265.5310.8263.2212.2238.5301.5231.9259.4280.5328.8307.2298.5

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City-data.com crime index in Pierre, SD

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 40 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Pierre, SD City Guides:

Ancestries: German (29.1%), Norwegian (7.0%), Irish (6.6%), American (6.5%), Danish (4.0%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 1/9/1883

Elevation: 1484 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,076 people per square mile   (low).

Pierre, South Dakota map

218 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,375 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,637 (1.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 100.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,424 (+10.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,588 (85.2%)

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Pierre, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pierre, SD in 2017
Pierre satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

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
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $273,100
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $239,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Pierre, SD residents
Average permit cost in Pierre, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Historical population in Pierre, SD
Historical housing units in Pierre, SD

Population change in the 1990s: +958 (+7.4%).
Most common industries in Pierre, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (24.1%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (23.4%)
  • Construction (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (24.8%)
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Pierre, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.3%)

Average climate in Pierre, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Pierre, South Dakota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.3
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.21
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Pierre-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 48% 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 slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 509.2 miles away from Pierre 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from Pierre center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from Pierre center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Pierre center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from Pierre center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 278.7 miles away from Pierre center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pierre topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pierre:

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

Airports located in Pierre:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierre:

  • Northern State University (about 118 miles; Aberdeen, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 144 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • University of Mary (about 165 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 2,854)
  • Chadron State College (about 172 miles; Chadron, NE; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • Bismarck State College (about 172 miles; Bismarck, ND; FT enrollment: 3,015)
  • Black Hills State University (about 175 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • South Dakota State University (about 176 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Public high school in Pierre:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pierre:

Private elementary/middle school in Pierre:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 189, Location: 210 E BROADWAY AVE, Grades: PK-5)
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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Hughes 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 Pierre and their reported violations in the past:

PIERRE (Population served: 13,646, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2009)
BLUNT (Population served: 354, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from AUG-16-2006 to AUG-16-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • MID-DAKOTA RURAL WATER (Population served: 10,200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • MID-DAKOTA RURAL WATER (Population served: 10,200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • MID-DAKOTA RURAL WATER (Population served: 10,200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • MID-DAKOTA RURAL WATER (Population served: 10,200, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • SPRING CREEK SANITARY DISTRICT (Population served: 383, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • OAHE ACRES (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Pierre:

Marital status in Pierre, SD
  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Pierre:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pierre
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pierre, SD (based on Hughes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,28011
Evangelical Protestant4,54519
Catholic2,8223
Other4103
None3,965-
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: 4
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

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

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hughes County:

8.2%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
South Dakota:

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

19.0%
South Dakota:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pierre:

52.5%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pierre:

50.6%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Pierre:

28.5
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pierre:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pierre:

34.7%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

58.5%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Pierre:

78.9%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pierre, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 26$124,178$57,3133$1,936
Parks and Recreation 20$86,168$51,7010$0
Police - Other 18$60,740$40,4930$0
Streets and Highways 15$77,700$62,1600$0
Solid Waste Management 13$47,602$43,9401$1,614
Water Supply 10$38,798$46,5582$2,082
Electric Power 10$63,932$76,7180$0
Financial Administration 9$44,750$59,6670$0
Other Government Administration 8$44,832$67,2487$11,908
Sewerage 7$33,532$57,4830$0
Local Libraries 7$28,796$49,3657$4,238
Airports 5$22,082$52,9977$3,196
Firefighters 1$5,692$68,3040$0
Fire - Other 1$4,462$53,5440$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 150$683,264$54,66127$24,974

Pierre government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,886,000 ($277.49)
    Electric Utilities: $2,174,000 ($155.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,130,000 ($80.69)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,123,000 ($865.68)
    Police Protection: $3,376,000 ($241.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,581,000 ($184.30)
    Sewerage: $2,569,000 ($183.45)
    Financial Administration: $2,232,000 ($159.38)
    Water Utilities: $2,156,000 ($153.96)
    Regular Highways: $1,844,000 ($131.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,598,000 ($114.11)
    Air Transportation: $1,349,000 ($96.33)
    General - Other: $1,300,000 ($92.83)
    Libraries: $536,000 ($38.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $379,000 ($27.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $222,000 ($15.85)
    General Public Buildings: $148,000 ($10.57)
    Health - Other: $144,000 ($10.28)
    Central Staff Services: $136,000 ($9.71)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $823,000 ($58.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($7.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $72,000 ($5.14)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($2.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,459,000 ($104.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($2.93)

Pierre government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,767,000 ($197.59)
    Other: $2,244,000 ($160.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,384,000 ($98.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $703,000 ($50.20)
    Air Transportation: $264,000 ($18.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $45,000 ($3.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $753,000 ($53.77)
    Other: $539,000 ($38.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $195,000 ($13.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,653,000 ($118.04)
    Interest Earnings: $170,000 ($12.14)
    Rents: $154,000 ($11.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $65,000 ($4.64)
    Sale of Property: $59,000 ($4.21)
    Fines and Forfeits: $11,000 ($0.79)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $16,045,000 ($1145.74)
    Water Utilities: $2,490,000 ($177.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $333,000 ($23.78)
    General Local Government Support: $323,000 ($23.06)
    Other: $225,000 ($16.07)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,433,000 ($602.19)
    Property: $3,394,000 ($242.36)
    Other License: $325,000 ($23.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $222,000 ($15.85)
    Other: $7,000 ($0.50)

Pierre government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,395,000 ($1884.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,293,000 ($1591.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,102,000 ($292.92)

Pierre government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,638,000 ($902.46)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,390,000 ($313.48)

7.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,315 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
South Dakota average:

7.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Stanley County, SD  1.07% ($51,050 average AGI)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.81% ($63,230)
to Pennington County, SD  0.59% ($49,477)
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 King1Nissan1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx2Slumberland1
Ford1Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
KFC1Vans1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Pierre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.6mTotal length
  • $854,000Total costs
  • 53,029Total average daily traffic
  • 2,849Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,831Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pierre, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pierre, SD
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pierre)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 148 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pierre, SD)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 35 (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: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 93 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pierre)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 72 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pierre)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 47. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 75 took place in 2004, and the least - 29 in 2011. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Pierre, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.0%), and Structure Fires (28.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pierre, SD
    • 31339.0%Outside Fires
    • 23228.9%Structure Fires
    • 13216.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 12515.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pierre, SD

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

  • Governors Inn, 700 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-4200, Fax: (605) 224-4200
  • Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 920 W Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-6877, Fax: (605) 224-1042
  • Econolodge Pierre, 220 S Pierre St, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-5951, Fax: (605) 224-5301
  • Quality Inn Pierre, 410 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-0377, Fax: (605) 224-0161
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 713 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-4140, Fax: (605) 224-8284
  • Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, 808 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 494-2582, Fax: (605) 494-2590
  • Days Inn-Pierre SD, 520 W Sioux, Pierre, South Dakota 57501 , Phone: (605) 224-0411
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pierre, South Dakota
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pierre, SD
  • 62.7%Utility gas
  • 24.4%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pierre, SD
  • 61.6%Electricity
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Pierre compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Pierre on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
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