Wounded Knee, South Dakota

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Population in 2010: 382. Population change since 2000: +16.5%
Males: 172  (45.2%)
Females: 210  (54.8%)
Median resident age:  22.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57794.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $10,475 (it was $12,206 in 2000)
Wounded Knee:

$10,475
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $1,706 (it was $2,403 in 2000)

Wounded Knee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $9,004 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Wounded Knee:

$9,004
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $360.

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  • Races in Wounded Knee, SD (2010)

    Wounded Knee races chart
    • 37598.2%American Indian alone
    • 71.8%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Wounded Knee: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3243 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

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

Wounded Knee, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Wounded Knee:

  • High school or higher: 56.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 54.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wounded Knee CDP:

  • Never married: 74.4%
  • Now married: 20.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Wounded Knee CDP:  0.0% ($0)
South Dakota:  1.8% ($1,334)
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) , White Clay, NE (3.7 miles) , Pine Ridge, NE (3.8 miles) , Oglala, SD (4.3 miles ), Kyle, SD (4.7 miles ).

Latitude: 43.14 N, Longitude: 102.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 605

Wounded Knee household income distribution Wounded Knee home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

15.5%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (54%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (46%)
  • Educational services (50%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Public administration (23%)
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%)

Work and jobs in Wounded Knee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wounded Knee-area historical tornado activity is significantly below South Dakota state average. It is 55% 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 above South Dakota state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 424.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from Wounded Knee center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 193.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 575.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from Wounded Knee center
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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wounded Knee topographic map

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

  • Chadron State College (about 40 miles; Chadron, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (about 77 miles; Rapid City, SD; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Black Hills State University (about 120 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 188 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Casper College (about 202 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 207 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 208 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)

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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 2013: 87.9%
(100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.9% 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

Wounded Knee compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
South Dakota average:

10.0

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 (64%)
  • Electricity (36%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9185
Mainline Protestant1,1469
Evangelical Protestant76211
Other187-
None9,573-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pennington County, SD  1.59% ($16,860 average AGI)


5.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  1.80% ($16,214 average AGI)
to Sheridan County, NE  0.51% ($34,688)
to Bennett County, SD  0.32% ($20,400)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 1,439Total average daily traffic
  • 230Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,446Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 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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