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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A+
Fort Pierre is a town in South Dakota with a population of 2,276. Fort Pierre is in Stanley County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Fort Pierre offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Pierre there are a lot of bars and restaurants. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Fort Pierre and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fort Pierre are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$686
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Fort Pierre Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Fort Pierre

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,237
National
$55,322
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Fort Pierre Reviews

3 reviews
A great little town making lots of progress! Just across the river from the capital city of Pierre, so if you need other things it's quick access.
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Wonderful small town! Lived here most of my life, and it's the perfect place to raise your family! Close enough to bigger cities to visit - but far enough away to be quaint!
Fort Pierre has always been home. Love our tight-nit community and all it has to offer. I love walking to the local grocery store, convenient store and city pool. I never go a block without waving to another resident that you consider a friend. Always so friendly and welcoming.