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Shannon County

Population in 2010: 382. Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 177  (46.3%)
Females: 205  (53.7%)

Median resident age:  22.3 years
South Dakota median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 57794.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $58,142 (it was $12,206 in 2000)
Wounded Knee:

$58,142
South Dakota:

$48,321
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $8,418

Wounded Knee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $7,524 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Wounded Knee:

$7,524
South Dakota:

$131,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $5,871; Townhouses or other attached units: $5,871

Median gross rent in 2011: $361.

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Wounded Knee races chart
  • American Indian alone - 375 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.8%)

Races in Wounded Knee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wounded Knee: 94.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Wounded Knee, South Dakota on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Wounded Knee is mentioned 38 times on our forum:
To our fallen.  (73 replies)
Help with planning a trip to SD  (4 replies)
Stronghold, pine ridge  (2 replies)
Falling in love with South Dakota/the sacred Black Hills  (39 replies)
Share a smile here!!  (1328 replies)
Mt Rushmore area in April?  (19 replies)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3243 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 356 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Wounded Knee:

  • High school or higher: 69.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 37.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wounded Knee CDP:

  • Never married: 67.8%
  • Now married: 26.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
South Dakota:  2.2%
Wounded Knee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rapid City, SD (77.6 miles , pop. 59,607).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (263.8 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (753.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Manderson-White Horse Creek, SD (2.8 miles ), Porcupine, SD (2.9 miles ), Pine Ridge, SD (3.6 miles ), Batesland, SD (3.7 miles) , Pine Ridge, NE (3.8 miles) , Oglala, SD (4.3 miles ), Kyle, SD (4.7 miles ), Allen, SD (4.9 miles ).

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 102.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.1%
South Dakota:

3.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (55%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (54%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (46%)
  • Special education teachers (35%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (27%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (23%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (15%)

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Average climate in Wounded Knee, South Dakota

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Tornado activity:

Wounded Knee-area historical tornado activity is below South Dakota state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1956, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Wounded Knee place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1963, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wounded Knee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above South Dakota state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/28/1990 at 04:59:59, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from Wounded Knee center
On 4/9/1996 at 02:48:08, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 16:08:36, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/20/1993 at 13:08:10, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from Wounded Knee center
On 6/18/1998 at 16:26:38, a magnitude 3.4 (3.1 MB, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shannon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wounded Knee topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Wounded Knee:

  • PHS INDIAN HOSPITAL AT PINE RIDGE (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Federal, about 12 miles away; PINE RIDGE, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wounded Knee:

  • Black Hills State University (about 120 miles; Spearfish, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,551)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 188 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 2,121)
  • Casper College (about 202 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,078)
  • University of Wyoming (about 209 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 225 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)
  • Colorado State University (about 227 miles; Fort Collins, CO; FT enrollment: 22,884)
  • Aims Community College (about 227 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)

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Shannon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 67.3%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.3% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This place:  5.5 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  88.4%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  14.5%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wounded Knee, SD

Wounded Knee compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Wounded Knee travel time to work - commute


Wounded Knee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Electricity (22%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wounded Knee (based on Shannon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.42%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Baha'i
Adherents47.9%28.3%10.5%4.2%3.3%
Congregations32.5%35.0%2.5%7.5%5.0%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodSouthern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist Church U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesOther
Adherents1.9%1.8%0.8%0.7%0.6%
Congregations2.5%2.5%2.5%2.5%7.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Shannon County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Shannon County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Shannon County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Shannon County:

39.9%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.1%
State:

14.9%

6.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($21,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
South Dakota average:

8.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pennington County, SD  1.72% ($16,962 average AGI)
from Bennett County, SD  0.32% ($26,000)


6.21% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,702 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
South Dakota average:

8.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Pennington County, SD  1.85% ($16,702 average AGI)
to Bennett County, SD  0.45% ($27,000)
to Sheridan County, NE  0.42% ($35,154)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wounded Knee:

  • KBHB (810 AM; 25 kW; STURGIS, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKLS (920 AM; 10 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KZMX (580 AM; 2 kW; HOT SPRINGS, SD; Owner: MT RUSHMORE BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KCSR (610 AM; 1 kW; CHADRON, NE; Owner: CHADRAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIMM (1150 AM; 5 kW; RAPID CITY, SD; Owner: KIMM RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wounded Knee:

  • KILI (90.1 FM; PORCUPINE, SD; Owner: LAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KZSD-FM (102.5 FM; MARTIN, SD; Owner: SD PUBLIC B/G TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KSDZ (95.5 FM; GORDON, NE; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Porcupine Butte 3.5 Mi Ne (Lat: 43.179167 Lon: -102.324444), Type: 99.6, Overall height: 98.3 m
    Registrant: 6058675002

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Wounded Knee, SD, Lat: 43.092000 Lon: -102.364000, Call Sign: WQAY280
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.443 MHz, 956.443 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2004, Expiration Date: 08/25/2014, Certifier: Joseph Listengart
    Registrant: Sourcegas Arkansas, 655 East Millsap Road, Suite 104, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: (877) 404-7207, Fax: (479) 582-7802, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9682P , Serial Number: 18-7509024, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 12/10/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Don D Hutchison, Po Box 168, Wounded Knee, SD 57794



Most common first names in Wounded Knee, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Bessie382.7 years
John376.7 years
Agnes274.0 years
Eugene260.0 years
Frank285.5 years
Lydia281.4 years
Mary265.5 years
Stephen249.5 years
Violet273.0 years
Most common last names in Wounded Knee, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rowland445.5 years
Ice365.0 years
Hollow-Horn373.7 years
Little Moon370.3 years
Gay271.0 years
Coats276.0 years
Cornelius285.0 years
Lamont288.6 years
Little Bear276.0 years
Means267.9 years

Wounded Knee on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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