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Wounded Knee, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Wounded Knee Census Designated Place had a population of 392 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wounded Knee is located at latitude 43.1435 and longitude -102.3682 in Oglala Lakota County. The formal boundaries for the Wounded Knee Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oglala Lakota County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,238 feet.

The Wounded Knee Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393868) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wounded Knee Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Oglala Lakota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wounded Knee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wounded Knee: Brennan, Cankpe Opi.

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Wounded Knee, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 392
Population in Households 389
Population in Familes 357
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 366
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 5.56
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 6


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $31,897
Average Home Value $91,216


Median Household Income $21,849
Average Household Income $41,480
Per Capita Income $8,926
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.56%
Households 0.23% 0.57%
Families -0.53% 0.67%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wounded Knee, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wounded Knee to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 57th
Population Density1 # 218 45th
Diversity Index2 # 169 57th
Median Household Income # 386 2nd
Per Capita Income # 386 2nd

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