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Pierre is a city in Hughes County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named after the fort, which was named after Pierre Choteau Jr. of the American Fur Company.
The latitude of Pierre is 44.368N. The longitude is -100.35W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,480 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,939.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Pierre demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hughes County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57501 ZIP code.
35% of Pierre residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pierre ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pierre was $20,462, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Pierre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Pierre include Oahe Addition Historic District, Upper Pierre Street ... View historic districts
Median rent in Pierre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $879.
Libraries in Pierre include R. E. Rawlins Municipal Library, South Dakota State Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Pierre include Pierre Capital Journal
TV stations in Pierre include KPRY, KTSD.
Hughes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pierre political report.
The average commute time for Pierre workers is 10 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pierre between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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