Pierre, SD

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Population

21,956

0.082% growth

Poverty Rate

9.95%


Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$60,097

1.5% growth

Number of Employees

11,924

0.259% decline

Median Property Value

$169,900

2.04% growth

About

In 2017, Pierre, SD had a population of 22k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $60,097. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pierre, SD grew from 21,938 to 21,956, a 0.082% increase and its median household income grew from $59,206 to $60,097, a 1.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierre, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.46%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.852%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.729%). N/A% of the people in Pierre, SD speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pierre, SD is $169,900, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Pierre, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierre, SD is 2 cars per household.

Pierre, SD borders .

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in South Dakota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pierre, SD employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Pierre, SD are Public Administration (2,498 people), Retail Trade (1,364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,843), Wholesale Trade ($57,652), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,615).

Median household income in Pierre, SD is $60,097. Males in Pierre, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Pierre, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,097

2017 value

± $2,923

1.5%

1 Year Growth

± 7.28%

Households in Pierre, SD have a median annual income of $60,097, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,206 in 2016, which represents a 1.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pierre, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierre, SD was Pennington County, SD with a value of $59,006, followed by Minnehaha County, SD and N/A, with respective values of $58,742 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Pierre, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierre, SD (2.06k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,139 ± 229

  2. Native American

    659 ± 158

  3. Hispanic

    247 ± 119

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierre, SD is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.9k

2017 Value

± 673

-0.259%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierre, SD declined at a rate of -0.259%, from 12k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierre, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,643 people), Management Occupations (1,515 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,157 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierre, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pierre, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,643 people), Management Occupations (1,515 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pierre, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.41 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.9 times), and Legal Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pierre, SD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,982), Management Occupations ($55,208), and Legal Occupations ($53,958).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k

2017 Value

± 673

-0.259%

1 Year decline

± 7.88%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierre, SD declined at a rate of -0.259%, from 12k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierre, SD, are Public Administration (2,498 people), Retail Trade (1,364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierre, SD, though some of these residents may live in Pierre, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pierre, SD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (2,498 people), Retail Trade (1,364 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Pierre, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.99 times higher than expected), Public Administration (4.49 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pierre, SD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,843), Wholesale Trade ($57,652), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,615).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.8B

  2. $4.58B

  3. $4.53B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.8B, followed by Live animals/fish ($4.58B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.53B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$66.6B

2020 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

38.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $66.6B. This is expected to increase 38.4% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $8.77B

  2. $2.47B

  3. $2.17B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $8.77B, followed by Iowa with $2.47B and Nebraska and $2.17B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Pierre, SD has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 9.32% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Pierre, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Pierre, SD see 1293 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1331 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1714 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,293 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Dakota see an average of 1,293 patients per year. This represents a 2.85% decrease from the previous year (1,331 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Dakota in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.63%

Uninsured

54.6%

Employer Coverage

9.32%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierre, SD declined by 6.51% from 8.16% to 7.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pierre, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pierre, SD is home to a population of 22k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.01% of Pierre, SD residents were born outside of the country (221 people).

In 2017, there were 8.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.6k people) in Pierre, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 571 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pierre, SD was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Pierre, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pierre, SD residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

221 people

1.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

261 people

As of 2017, 1.01% of Pierre, SD residents (221 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pierre, SD was 1.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Pierre, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pierre, SD was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierre, SD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    18.6k ± 144

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    2.08k ± 230

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    571 ± 180

In 2017, there were 8.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.6k people) in Pierre, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 571 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Pierre, SD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    567 ± 120

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    188 ± 89

  3. Korea

    162 ± 64

Pierre, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierre, SD was $169,900 in 2017, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,500 to $169,900, a 2.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierre, SD is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pierre, SD have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pierre, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$169,900

2017 Median

± $6,167

$166,500

2016 Median

± $6,250

In 2017, the median property value in Pierre, SD grew to to $169,900 from the previous year's value of $166,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pierre, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pierre, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$60,097

Median Household Income

± $2,923

9.3k

Number of Households

± 590

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.3k households in Pierre, SD grew to $60,097 from the previous year's value of $59,206.

The following chart displays the households in Pierre, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pierre, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pierre, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2017 Homeownership

66.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.5% of the housing units in Pierre, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pierre, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierre, SD have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.801% of the workforce in Pierre, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    3.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pierre, SD was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Walked (3.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pierre, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pierre, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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