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Wounded Knee, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Wounded Knee Census Designated Place had a population of 398 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Wounded Knee, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 398
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 324
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 395
Population in Familes 362
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 372
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $24,292
Average Household Income $40,820
Per Capita Income $9,284


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $32,500
Average Home Value $96,154


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 5.56
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 6
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.64%
Households 0.39% 0.83%
Families -0.23% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 2017 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 Density # 216 45th
Diversity Index # 166 58th
Median Household Income # 382 3rd
Per Capita Income # 386 2nd

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