Oglala, South Dakota Population 2024

1,064

Oglala is a city located in Oglala Lakota County South Dakota. Oglala has a 2024 population of 1,064. Oglala is currently declining at a rate of -15.02% annually and its population has decreased by -41.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,816 in 2020.

The average household income in Oglala is $59,073 with a poverty rate of 46.4%. The median age in Oglala is 28.2 years: 28.7 years for males, and 26.5 years for females.

Oglala Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oglala was:

  • Native American: 93.06%
  • Two or more races: 5.63%
  • White: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
85.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-41.41% (-752)
The current population of Oglala, South Dakota is 1,064 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,816.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American1,34093.06%
Two or more races815.63%
White191.32%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Native American

Two or more races

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Oglala Population by Race

Oglala Population Pyramid 2024

Oglala Median Age

28.2

Total

28.7

Male

26.5

Female

Oglala Adults

There are 997 adults, (58 of whom are seniors) in Oglala.

Oglala Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

6.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Oglala Sex Ratio

Female61942.99%
Male82157.01%

Oglala Population by Age

Oglala Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3474.141.558.5
Female1524.334.265.8
Non Family75046.753.3
Male613.772377
Married597.8572.927.1

4.82

Average Family Size

4.1

Average Household Size

41.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oglala Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade21526.61%
Associates Degree10913.49%
Bachelors Degree526.44%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate32840.59%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College10412.87%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oglala Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oglala Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American72751252
2+ Races81810
Hispanic81810

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 7.15%.

Oglala Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$30,076$31,010$22,688
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$31,414$30,631$41,649
Some College$45,223$34,732$62,568

$31,414

Average Earnings

$30,631

Average Male

$41,649

Average Female

Oglala Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oglala Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oglala Language

87.85% of Oglala residents speak only English, while 12.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 10.66% of the population.

Oglala Language

Oglala Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native1,34065448.81%
White1010100%

46.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

48.52%

Male Poverty Rate

43.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oglala

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oglala is White, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oglala is Native, with 48.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 75.66%.

Oglala Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade73.95%
Bachelors or Greater69.23%
High School49.09%
Some College9.39%

Oglala Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed38.46%
Female Employed24.9%
Male Employed13.64%

Oglala Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oglala Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$42,321$68,086
Households$31,042$59,073
Married Families$118,007$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,375$25,523

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oglala Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

15.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

19.2%

Male Marriage Rate

9.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Oglala Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oglala Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oglala Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oglala Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

85

Number of Veterans

85

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War14
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Oglala Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6471
18 to 3414
35 to 540
65 to 740
75+0

Oglala Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Native American859.38%

Oglala Veterans by Race

Oglala Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oglala Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

21%

Unemployment Rate

Oglala Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oglala Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oglala Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.72%

Born in Oglala

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Oglala residents were born in the United States, with 79.72% having been born in South Dakota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Oglala Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,064-188-15.02%
20231,252-188-13.06%
20221,44026322.34%
20211,177-639-35.19%
20201,81620412.66%
20191,612644.13%
20181,548755.09%
20171,473-79-5.09%
20161,55214810.54%
20151,404836.28%
20141,32116814.57%
20131,153-151-11.58%
20121,304-394-23.2%
20111,69840831.63%
20101,29000%

Oglala Population by Year