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Pierre, South Dakota

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Location in South Dakota
Location in South Dakota
Coordinates: 44°22′5″N, 100°20′11″W
County Hughes County
Founded 1880
Government
 - Mayor Dennis Eisnach
Area
 - City 33.7 km²  (13.0 sq mi)
 - Land 33.7 km² (13.0 sq mi)
Elevation 442 m (1,453 ft)
Population (2000)
 - City 13,876
 - Density 411.5/km² (1,065.8/sq mi)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
Website: ci.pierre.sd.us

Pierre is the capital of the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 13,876, making it the second least-populous state capital after Montpelier in Vermont, Pierre (pronounced "peer") is also the county seat of Hughes County. Founded in 1880 on the Missouri River opposite Fort Pierre, Pierre has been the state capital since 1889. It is also a statewide major transportation hub and is famous for its memorial hall. The Capital Journal is the local newspaper. Image File history File links PierreSD.jpg Flag of Pierre, South Dakota This image is a national, governmental, military, royal/vice-regal or historical flag. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Hughes County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked {{{AreaRank}}}  - Total {{{TotalAreaUS}}} sq mi ({{{TotalArea}}} km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Hughes County is a county located in the state of South Dakota. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Fort Pierre is a city located in Stanley County, South Dakota. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Capital Journal is a newspaper in Pierre, South Dakota. ...

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Geography

Pierre is located at 44°22′5″N, 100°20′11″W (44.367966, −100.336378) 1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


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. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Pierre lies on rough river bluffs overlooking the Missouri River. Many of these bluffs are strewn with large boulders.


The climate in Pierre consists of cold, sometimes harsh, winters and very warm to hot summers. The average highs and lows are 28ºF/3ºF for January and 89ºF/62ºF in July. The warmest temperature ever recorded in Pierre was 117ºF (47.2ºC), set on July 15, 2006. The coldest recorded temperature was −35ºF (−37.2ºC) on February 9, 1994. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,876 people, 5,567 households, and 3,574 families residing in the city. The population density was 411.5/km² (1,065.8/mi²). There were 5,949 housing units at an average density of 176.4/km² (457.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.25% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,567 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35, and the average family size was 2.96. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

The South Dakota State Capitol building stands near the Missouri River in downtown Pierre. The limestone and white marble building was begun in 1905. Pierre has been South Dakota's capital since 1889. Earlier capitals were Yankton, South Dakota, from 1861 to 1883 and Bismarck, North Dakota, from 1883 to 1889.
The South Dakota State Capitol building stands near the Missouri River in downtown Pierre. The limestone and white marble building was begun in 1905. Pierre has been South Dakota's capital since 1889. Earlier capitals were Yankton, South Dakota, from 1861 to 1883 and Bismarck, North Dakota, from 1883 to 1889.

In the city, the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males. Image File history File links PierreSD_Capitol. ... Image File history File links PierreSD_Capitol. ... South Dakota State Capitol The South Dakota State Capitol is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of South Dakota. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Yankton is a city in Yankton County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 13,528 at the 2000 census. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $42,962, and the median income for a family was $52,144. Males had a median income of $32,969 versus $22,865 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,462. About 5.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Staate Capitol in Pierre (SD) June 2004
Staate Capitol in Pierre (SD) June 2004
In front of the Capitol(Pierre SD) June 2004
In front of the Capitol(Pierre SD) June 2004
Inside Capitol (Pierre SD) White Marble ,June 2004
Inside Capitol (Pierre SD) White Marble ,June 2004
The Dome (Capitol Pierre SD) June 2004
The Dome (Capitol Pierre SD) June 2004

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Transportation

Airlines serving Pierre Regional Airport provide non-stop flights to Denver, Colorado, Watertown, South Dakota, and Brookings, South Dakota, with continuing service to Minneapolis-St. Paul from Watertown. Pierre Regional Airport (IATA: PIR, ICAO: KPIR, FAA LID: PIR) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Pierre, a city in Hughes County, South Dakota, USA. The airport covers 1,735 acres and has two runways. ... : The Mile-High City United States Colorado Denver (coextensive) 154. ... Watertown is a city in Codington County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 20,237 at the 2000 census. ... Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 18,504 at the 2000 census. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ...


The nearest interstate highway is Interstate 90, which is about 34 miles south of Pierre via U.S. Highway 83. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... U.S. Highway 83 is one of the longest north-south U.S. Highways in the United States, at 1885 miles. ...


Trivia

  • Pierre is the only state capital city that does not share at least one letter with its state.
  • Pierre is one of only five state capitals not served by an interstate highway. Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Missouri; Carson City, Nevada; and Juneau, Alaska, are the other four state capitals with this distinction.
  • Pierre is the second-smallest state capital, behind Montpelier, Vermont.
  • Pierre is the only state capital to lie on a timezone demarcation line.
  • Legend states that 66 blue tiles are laid on the floor of the state capitol building for the 66 Italian artists involved in laying the Terrazzo floor. Only 55 of these tiles have been found. Legendary Blue Tiles
  • Pierre is a few miles away from Lake Oahe, one of the largest manmade lakes in the world and a very popular fishing destination.
  • Pierre is the subject of a joke in the song "Capital," performed by the popular a cappella group Rockapella and composed by Sean Altman. The song lists every U.S. state capital except for Pierre; during the song's final fade-out, a voice can be heard exclaiming, "Pierre! Pierre! We forgot Pierre!"[1]. A subsequent track on the album features the then-mayor of Pierre, Gary Drewes, chastising Rockapella for the omission (and their mispronunciation of the town's name).
  • In the 1990s, Pierre was known as Suicide City/Town for having a large cluster of suicides during that time.[citation needed]

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Pierre, South Dakota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Pierre is the capital of South Dakota, a state of the United States of America.
Pierre (pronounced "peer") is the county seat of Hughes County.
Earlier capitals were Yankton, South Dakota from 1861 to 1883 and Bismarck, North Dakota from 1883 to 1889.
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