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Fort Pierre, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Pierre had a population of 2,212 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Fort Pierre, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,212
Population in Households 2,212
Population in Familes 1,794
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 709
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $68,102
Average Household Income $98,450
Per Capita Income $42,151


Total Housing Units 1,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 741 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $158,446
Average Home Value $230,425


Total Households 956
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 632
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.58% 0.58%
Households 0.69% 0.64%
Families 0.71% 0.5%
Median Household Income   4.35%
Per Capita Income   5.26%

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, 2018 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 # 40 90th
Population Density # 147 63rd
Diversity Index # 112 72nd
Median Household Income # 30 93rd
Per Capita Income # 8 98th

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