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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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
Pierre is a town in South Dakota with a population of 13,959. Pierre is in Hughes County and is one of the best places to live in South Dakota. Living in Pierre offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Pierre there are a lot of parks. 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
$164,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$579
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
    391
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    604
    500
  • Theft
    3,760
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199
    284
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Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,868
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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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.
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Beautiful place to live, work and play - right on the river! Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, sports, parks, etc.
Pretty community! I just wish the people were nicer and that there weren't so many spoiled high school students that don't need jobs because everything is given to them. However, Pierre is getting significant growth commercially