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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.


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Median household income
Local
$42,962
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pierre demographic reports
Pierre is on the Missouri River.
Pierre grew with arrival of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad in 1880.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Family Fun Days - June 16, 2007
  • Oahe Days and Arts Festival - June 22-24, 2007
  • Crappie Days - Aug. 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pierre web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Farm Island Recreation Area, West Bend Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Cultural Heritage Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Pronunciations: peer

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pierre was $20,462, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

35% of Pierre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Pierre include Oahe Addition Historic District, Upper Pierre Street ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pierre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $358.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $879.


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Libraries

Libraries in Pierre include R. E. Rawlins Municipal Library, South Dakota State Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pierre include Pierre Capital Journal

TV stations in Pierre include KPRY, KTSD.

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Politics

Hughes County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pierre political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Pierre include Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Comfort Inn Pierre, Governors Inn, Kelly Inn, Pierre Days Inn, Super 8.

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