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Pierre, South Dakota

Pierre is the capital of South Dakota, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 13,876. Pierre is the county seat of Hughes County.

Geography Pierre is located at 44°22'5" North, 100°20'11" West (44.367966, -100.336378)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.7 km² (13.0 mi²). 33.7 km² (13.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 13,876 people, 5,567 households, and 3,574 families residing in the city. The population density is 411.5/km² (1,065.8/mi²). There are 5,949 housing units at an average density of 176.4/km² (457.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.91% White, 0.20% African American, 8.56% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,567 households out of which 32.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% are non-families. 31.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $42,962, and the median income for a family is $52,144. Males have a median income of $32,969 versus $22,865 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,462. 7.8% of the population and 5.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.9% are under the age of 18 and 9.2% are 65 or older.

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