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Pierre, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Pierre is the 8th largest city in South Dakota with a population of 14,240 as of July 1, 2016. Pierre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pierre is located at latitude 44.3752 and longitude -100.32 in Hughes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pierre (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hughes County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,480 feet.

The City of Pierre (GNIS ID: 1267533) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pierre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pierre: Mato.

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Pierre, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,240
Population in Households 13,514
Population in Familes 10,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 726
Population Density1 1,091
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 6,062
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 3,584
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,740 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,322 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $182,774
Average Home Value $200,648


Median Household Income $54,141
Average Household Income $68,132
Per Capita Income $29,392
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.75%
Households 0.77% 0.82%
Families 0.55% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pierre, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierre to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 98th
Population Density1 # 79 80th
Diversity Index2 # 63 84th
Median Household Income # 107 73rd
Per Capita Income # 97 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.