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Fort Pierre, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Pierre had a population of 2,238 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Pierre is located at latitude 44.3678 and longitude -100.3825 in Stanley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Pierre (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Stanley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,434 feet.

The City of Fort Pierre (GNIS ID: 1267393) 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 Fort Pierre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,238
Population in Households 2,238
Population in Familes 1,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 718
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 976
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 649
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $140,132
Average Home Value $189,019


Median Household Income $57,439
Average Household Income $84,206
Per Capita Income $36,453
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.77%
Households 1.25% 0.95%
Families 1.37% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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.

Fort Pierre, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort 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 # 38 91st
Population Density1 # 145 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 102 74th
Median Household Income # 70 82nd
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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