Wounded Knee, South Dakota Population 2024

559

Wounded Knee is a city located in Bennett County and Oglala Lakota County South Dakota. Wounded Knee has a 2024 population of 559. Wounded Knee is currently growing at a rate of 19.44% annually and its population has increased by 183.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 197 in 2020.

The average household income in Wounded Knee is -$1000.00 Mn with a poverty rate of 100%. The median age in Wounded Knee is 22.3 years: 21.6 years for males, and 29.6 years for females.

Wounded Knee Demographics

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

  • Native American: 100%
  • White: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
522.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
183.76% (362)
The current population of Wounded Knee, South Dakota is 559 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 197.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Native American378100%
White00%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

Native American

White

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Wounded Knee Population by Race

Wounded Knee Population Pyramid 2024

Wounded Knee Median Age

22.3

Total

21.6

Male

29.6

Female

Wounded Knee Adults

There are 221 adults, (0 of whom are seniors) in Wounded Knee.

Wounded Knee Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

0

Old Age Dependency Ratio

71

Child Dependency Ratio

Wounded Knee Sex Ratio

Female8321.96%
Male29578.04%

Wounded Knee Population by Age

Wounded Knee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All606.348.351.7
Female436.8467.432.6
Married174.940100
Male0000
Non Family0000

5.8

Average Family Size

6.3

Average Household Size

48.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wounded Knee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade11275.17%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree00%
High School Graduate2013.42%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College1711.41%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wounded Knee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wounded Knee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Native American149370

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 24.83%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 0%.

Wounded Knee Educational Attainment by Race

Wounded Knee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wounded Knee Language

82.83% of Wounded Knee residents speak only English, while 17.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 17.17% of the population.

Wounded Knee Language

Wounded Knee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Native378378100%

100%

Overall Poverty Rate

100%

Male Poverty Rate

100%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wounded Knee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wounded Knee is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wounded Knee is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 100%.

Wounded Knee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
High School100%
Some College100%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Wounded Knee Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed100%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed100%

Wounded Knee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wounded Knee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$2,499$-999,999,999
Households$2,499$-999,999,999
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families--

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wounded Knee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

14.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

10.5%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wounded Knee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wounded Knee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 20-34, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Wounded Knee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wounded Knee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

0

Number of Veterans

0

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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

Wounded Knee Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
65 to 740
75+0

Wounded Knee Veterans by Age

count

Wounded Knee Veterans by Race

Wounded Knee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wounded Knee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

21.3%

Labor Force Participation

0%

Employment Rate

100%

Unemployment Rate

Wounded Knee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wounded Knee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wounded Knee 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

100%

Born in Wounded Knee

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Wounded Knee residents were born in the United States, with 100% 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.

Wounded Knee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245599119.44%
20234689023.81%
202237812348.24%
20212555829.44%
2020197-273-58.09%
2019470143.07%
2018456-65-12.48%
2017521-160-23.49%
20166819115.42%
201559012827.71%
2014462-73-13.64%
201353510022.99%
201243510029.85%
2011335-47-12.3%
201038200%

Wounded Knee Population by Year