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Welcome to Pierre ...

The city of Pierre is located in Hughes County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of South Dakota.

The location of Pierre has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Pierre refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Pierrite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pierre has a population of 13,867 people<4> (see below for details).

Pierre was established in 1880.

The community of Pierre is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Pierre lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Pierre, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Pierre: (605)

Websites for Pierre ...

Official Website: www.ci.pierre.sd.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pierre had an population of 13,867 people. This is an increase of 1.62% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pierre had a population of 13,646 people (or 80.17% of the total population of Hughes County). This makes Pierre the county's most populous community.

The population of Pierre represents 1.68% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,646 people, the population of Pierre decreased 1.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,876 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pierre.

Communities Also Named Pierre ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pierre - it's located in Maine.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pierre.

Communities near Pierre ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Pierre.

  • Oahe [Hughes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oahe
    • Oahe [Hughes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Pierre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oahe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 474 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oahe
  • Blunt [Hughes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blunt
    • Blunt [Hughes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Pierre
    • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blunt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blunt<7>
  • Teton [Stanley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teton
    • Teton [Stanley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Pierre
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 59 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teton
  • Alto [Hughes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto [Hughes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Pierre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Okobojo [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okobojo
      • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okobojo
    • Onida [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onida
      • Onida [Sully County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the northeast of Pierre
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<7>
    • Harrold [Hughes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrold
      • Harrold [Hughes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the east of Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrold<7>
    • Vivian [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vivian
      • Vivian [Lyman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<6> to the south of Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<7>
    • Draper [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Jones County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the south of Pierre
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<7>
    • Mission Ridge [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Ridge
      • Mission Ridge [Stanley County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Pierre
      • Estimated population in 2014: 177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Ridge<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pierre. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pierre.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pierre. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Pierre.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pierre. Our list includes 53 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pierre.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pierre ...

Looking for more information about Pierre? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Pierre, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Pierre.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Hughes County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pierre: www.ci.pierre.sd.us/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Hughes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Pierre refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Pierre may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pierre.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pierre - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pierre) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pierre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pierre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pierre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3730, Longitude: -100.3229       In this case, the coordinates for Pierre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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