Pierre, SD Population

Population: 13,876. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,052 (+1.3% change)
Males: 6,592 (47.5%), Females: 7,284 (52.5%)

Hughes County

Zip code: 57501

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

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%).

Elevation: 1484 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Pierre:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (800 E DAKOTA)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Pierre:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Pierre:

  • PIERRE REGIONAL (about 4 miles; PIERRE, SD; Abbreviation: PIR)
  • HURON REGIONAL (about 147 miles; HURON, SD; Abbreviation: HON)
  • ABERDEEN REGIONAL (about 152 miles; ABERDEEN, SD; Abbreviation: ABR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Pierre:

  • ONIDA MUNI (about 29 miles; ONIDA, SD; Abbreviation: 98D)
  • PRESHO MUNI (about 39 miles; PRESHO, SD; Abbreviation: 5P5)
  • HARROLD MUNI (about 43 miles; HARROLD, SD; Abbreviation: 5G3)

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 2,203)
  • BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE (about 173 miles; BISMARCK, ND; Full-time enrollment: 2,205)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY (about 200 miles; RAPID CITY, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,002)
  • CHADRON STATE COLLEGE (about 214 miles; CHADRON, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 245 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; Full-time enrollment: 3,190)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 246 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

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