Pierpont, South Dakota

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Pierpont, South Dakota
Town
Nickname(s): Pierpont Panthers
Location in Day County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Day County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 45°29′41″N 97°49′54″W / 45.49472°N 97.83167°W / 45.49472; -97.83167Coordinates: 45°29′41″N 97°49′54″W / 45.49472°N 97.83167°W / 45.49472; -97.83167
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Day
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Land 0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 135
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 132
 • Density 900.0/sq mi (347.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57468
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-49540[4]
GNIS feature ID 1257046[5]

Pierpont is a town in Day County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 135 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Pierpont is located at 45°29′41″N 97°49′54″W / 45.49472°N 97.83167°W / 45.49472; -97.83167 (45.494826, -97.831530).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2), all of it land.[1]

Pierpont has been assigned the ZIP code 57468 and the FIPS place code 49540.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 135 people, 67 households, and 35 families residing in the town. The population density was 900.0 inhabitants per square mile (347.5 /km2). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 520.0 per square mile (200.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 0.7% African American, 1.5% Native American, 1.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 67 households of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.8% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the town was 47.8 years. 21.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 54.8% male and 45.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 122 people, 64 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 816.5 people per square mile (314.0/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 555.5 per square mile (213.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.18% White and 0.82% Native American.

There were 64 households out of which 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50.0% were non-families. 46.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the town the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 2.5% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 35.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,464, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,955. There were no families and 4.1% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9.6% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Pierpont Public School housed grades K-12 from 1898 through 1969 when the high school was consolidated with the Langford School District and the Claremont, SD School District. Langford High basketball games continued to be played in the Pierpont High School Gymnasium, built by local fathers in the 1950s following a State Tourney B appearance, until a bond issue in the late 1970s expanded the Langford School campus to accommodate an addition that included a grade school expansion and a gymnasium annex, resulting in the closing of the grade school campuses in both Pierpont and Claremont. Pierpont's Homer Cemetery is located just northwest of Pierpont on State Highway 27 and South Dakota's second Governor Charles Sheldon is buried there, along with many of Pierpont's fallen soldiers from wars ranging from the Spanish–American War to the Vietnam War.

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