Pierre is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 14,004 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Pierre is the eighth largest community in South Dakota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pierre is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pierre is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pierre who work in office and administrative support (16.81%), management occupations (9.36%), and sales jobs (9.31%).
Also of interest is that Pierre has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pierre spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Pierre is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.46% of adults in Pierre have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pierre in 2010 was $31,288, which is wealthy relative to South Dakota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,152 for a family of four. However, Pierre contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pierre is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pierre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pierre residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Pierre include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Pierre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.