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Fort Pierre is a city in Stanley Countymarker, South Dakotamarker, United Statesmarker. It is part of the Pierre, South Dakotamarker Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,991 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Stanley Countymarker. Lily Park, in Fort Pierre, is situated at the mouth of the Bad Rivermarker. The site where the Lewis and Clark Expedition met with the Teton Sioux is located nearby. It derives its name from Pierre Chouteau, Jr., a fur trader who established the fort.


Fort Pierre is located at (44.358941, -100.375742) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.6 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.69%) is water.

Fort Pierre has been assigned the ZIP code 57532 and the FIPS place code 22260.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,991 people, 810 households, and 538 families residing in the city. The population density was 686.6 people per square mile (265.1/km²). There were 875 housing units at an average density of 301.8/sq mi (116.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.16% White, 0.20% African American, 5.22% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

Fort Pierre and the adjacent prairie, 1832-1834
There were 810 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,181, and the median income for a family was $47,885. Males had a median income of $29,948 versus $21,208 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,478. About 7.4% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.


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