Pierre, South Dakota Population 2023

14,223

Pierre is a city located in Hughes County South Dakota. With a 2023 population of 14,223, it is the 9th largest city in South Dakota and the 3115th largest city in the United States.Pierre is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 0.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,091 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Pierre has a population density of 1,092 people per square mile.

The average household income in Pierre is $73,602 with a poverty rate of 16.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pierre is 38.7 years, 38.9 years for males, and 38.6 years for females.

Pierre Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pierre was:

  • White: 83.5%
  • Native American: 11.02%
  • Two or more races: 5.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.07%
  • Other race: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Pierre, South Dakota is 14,223 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,091.

Pierre, South Dakota Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pierre Population by Race

Pierre Population Pyramid 2023

Pierre Median Age

38.7

Total

38.9

Male

38.6

Female

Pierre Adults

There are 10,852 adults, (2,394 of whom are seniors) in Pierre.

Pierre Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Pierre Sex Ratio

Female7,32752.68%
Male6,58147.32%

Pierre Population by Age

Pierre Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.56

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

66.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pierre Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pierre Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pierre Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Pierre Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$44,002

Average Earnings

$49,483

Average Male

$37,184

Average Female

Pierre Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pierre Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pierre Language

95.66% of Pierre residents speak only English, while 4.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Pierre Language

Pierre Poverty by Race

rate

16.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.81%

Male Poverty Rate

15.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pierre

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierre is Native, with 31.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierre is Multiple, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.

Pierre Poverty

Pierre Poverty Rate by Education

Pierre Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pierre Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pierre Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Pierre Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pierre Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Pierre Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pierre Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

879

Number of Veterans

823

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

Pierre Veterans by War

Pierre Veterans by Age

count

Pierre Veterans by Race

Pierre Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pierre Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

2%

Unemployment Rate

Pierre Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pierre Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pierre Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

65.16%

Born in Pierre

97.91%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.5%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.91% of Pierre residents were born in the United States, with 65.16% having been born in South Dakota. 0.5% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pierre Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Pierre Population by Year