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Population (year 2000): 13,876. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,052 (+1.3% change)
Males: 6,592 (47.5%), Females: 7,284 (52.5%)

Hughes County

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Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $42,962 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,800 (year 2000)

Pierre, SD residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Pierre:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.3%)
  • American Indian (9.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)

Ancestries: German (40.8%), Norwegian (14.3%), Irish (12.3%), English (8.2%), French (4.0%), United States (3.6%).

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Elevation: 1484 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Pierre

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 10.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Pierre city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 60.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

1.4% Foreign born

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




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: ND Bismarck, (171.8 miles pop. 55,532).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Lincoln, (351.9 miles pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (836.4 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Pierre, SD (2.8 miles Fort SD (26.0 miles Blunt, SD (29.8 miles Onida, Vivian, SD (30.7 miles) , Draper, SD (33.7 miles) , SD (37.2 miles Presho, Agar, SD (37.3 miles) , SD (42.0 miles Murdo,


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

Latitude: 44.37 N, Longitude: 100.34 W

Area code: 605


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Pierre, South Dakota business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Public administration (24.1%), Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,460 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,722 (89.3%)


 

Crime in Pierre by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 6 4 7 9 9
    per 100,000 7.2 43.2 28.8 50.4 64.9 64.9
Robberies 0 2 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 14.4 0.0 7.2 0.0 0.0
Assaults 13 16 16 22 16 28
    per 100,000 93.7 115.3 115.3 158.5 115.3 201.8
Burglaries 59 62 54 38 47 45
    per 100,000 425.2 446.8 389.2 273.9 338.7 324.3
Thefts 393 390 440 446 428 481
    per 100,000 2832.2 2810.6 3170.9 3214.2 3084.5 3466.4
Auto thefts 16 13 18 23 17 16
    per 100,000 115.3 93.7 129.7 165.8 122.5 115.3
173.9 195.9 199.0 215.0 205.9 236.9


Average climate in Pierre, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 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 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.5 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Pierre:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (800 E DAKOTA)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pierre:
  • GETTYSBURG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-CAH (about 49 miles; GETTYSBURG, SD)
  • HOLY INFANT HOSPITAL (about 70 miles; HOVEN, SD)
  • PHS IHS AT EAGLE BUTTE (about 71 miles; EAGLE BUTTE, SD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pierre:
  • PIERRE REGIONAL (about 4 miles; PIERRE, SD; ID: PIR)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 147 miles; HURON, SD; ID: HON)
  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 152 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; ID: ABR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pierre:
  • ONIDA MUNI (about 29 miles; ONIDA, SD; ID: 98D)
  • PRESHO MUNI (about 39 miles; PRESHO, SD; ID: 5P5)
  • HARROLD MUNI (about 43 miles; HARROLD, SD; ID: 5G3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 16 $47,368 $35,526 2 $3,104
Water Supply 8 $22,396 $33,594 0 $0
Electric Power 8 $34,534 $51,801 0 $0
Local Libraries 6 $18,252 $36,504 7 $4,558
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,216 $26,592 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $23,182 $39,740 0 $0
Other Government Administration 12 $48,548 $48,548 5 $4,170
Police Protection - Officers 24 $82,002 $41,001 1 $240
Police - Other 11 $24,712 $26,958 2 $650
Firefighters 1 $3,958 $47,496 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,654 $33,924 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $30,842 $33,645 0 $0
Airports 4 $12,080 $36,240 9 $4,526
Solid Waste Management 10 $30,746 $36,895 1 $1,306
Sewerage 5 $16,100 $38,640 0 $0
Totals for Government 126 $402,590 $38,341 27 $18,554


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pierre:
  • NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 149 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,356)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY (about 168 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 173 miles; BISMARCK, ND; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 200 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; FT enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 214 miles; CHADRON, NE; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 245 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 246 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; FT enrollment: 7,353)
Public high school in Pierre:
  • T F RIGGS HI SCH (Students: 847; Location: 1010 E BROADWAY AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Pierre:
  • GEORGIA MORSE MIDDLE SCH (Students: 674; Location: 309 E CAPITOL AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM (Students: 434; Location: 321 W 5TH; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BUCHANAN ELEM (Students: 344; Location: 100 N BUCHANAN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PIERRE INDIAN LEARNING CENTER (Students: 261; Location: HC 31 BOX 148; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM (Students: 227; Location: 106 S MONROE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM (Students: 137; Location: 716 E DAKOTA AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • RABER ELEM (Students: 7; Location: 716 E DAKOTA; Grades: KG - 08)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW ELEM (Students: 5; Location: 18800 SD HWY 1804; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Pierre:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 210 EAST BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Pierre:
  • R E RAWLINS MUNICIPAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $452,457; Location: 1000 E CHURCH ST; 58,972 books; 4,570 audio materials; 3,048 video materials; 135 serial subscriptions)

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

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


Pierre compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Pierre:
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCCR (1240 AM; 1 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KOLY (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOBRIDGE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

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)
  • K261CF (100.1 FM; PIERRE, SD; Owner: MICHAEL GIESELER)
  • K272CJ (102.3 FM; FORT PIERRE, SD; Owner: PIERRE CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)

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.)

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