Fort Pierre, South Dakota

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Fort Pierre, South Dakota

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High Points

Fort Pierre strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Fort Pierre Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 8% Fort Pierre Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 13% Fort Pierre Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 14% Fort Pierre Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Fort Pierre College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Fort Pierre, South Dakota

Comparing Fort Pierre to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 8
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Rents 5 1
People Living Alone 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4

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Fort Pierre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 142 miles E of Rapid City, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 310 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Stanley
Standard Zip Codes 57532
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.353
Longitude -100.373

Fort Pierre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
Station OAHE DAM
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 14.9 inches
Station PRESHO 7 NW
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 19.8 inches
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Fort Pierre Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,991 100%
Male 995 50%
Female 996 50%
Under 18 558 28%
18+ 1,433 72%
65+ 225 11.3%
Median Age 36.8
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,835 92.2%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 104 5.2%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 39 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.4%

Estimated Fort Pierre Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,069
Growth 78
Growth % 3.9%

Fort Pierre Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 35.7%
Irish 13.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
English 8.6%
Norwegian 8.2%
US/American 6%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Swedish 2.8%
Czech 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
Danish 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Italian 1%
Swiss 0.6%
European 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Pierre, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lacy (57532)
Laroche (57532)
Lindsey (57532)
Mission Ridge (57532)
Norman Ranch (57532)
Orton (57532)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fort Pierre 1,991 $47,885
Blunt 370 $31,667
Pierre 13,876 $52,144
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Fort Pierre High Schools (2004)

Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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