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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A
Pierre is a town in South Dakota with a population of 13,974. Pierre is in Hughes County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Pierre offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Pierre and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pierre are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Pierre Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    363
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    128.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    256.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,313.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Pierre

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,110
National
$55,322

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Pierre Reviews

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I’ve lived in pierre for half my life and love this community. Sits in the Missouri River valley with beautiful views and we enjoy a fantastic quality of life!
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Pierre is a great, growing community full of all sorts of friendly folks. Being able to drive by the beautiful capitol building always makes my day.
The community in Pierre is great. It isn't a small town, but it still has some of the charm that you would associate with a small town. The landscape can be truly beautiful and if you live up on a hill you can get a good sunset every day. However, some of the neighborhoods feel dead because people spend so much time inside during the summer. Also, the grass (especially long grass) has parasites called chiggers in it. If you don't take precautions like washing your legs off you'll end up with little acid pools all over your legs.