Pierre is a city located in Hughes County South Dakota. With a 2020 population of 14,179, it is the 9th largest city in South Dakota and the 3119th largest city in the United States. Pierre is currently growing at a rate of 0.31% annually and its population has increased by 0.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,091 in 2020. Spanning over 13 miles, Pierre has a population density of 1,088 people per square mile.
The average household income in Pierre is $73,602 with a poverty rate of 14.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $180,800. The median age in Pierre is 37.4 years, 36.9 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pierrewas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
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.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Pierre is Native, with 39.13% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Pierre is Multiple, with 5.20% 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 18.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.38%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Pierre
99.20% of Pierre residents were born in the United States, with 66.02% having been born in South Dakota. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.