Oglala Lakota County, SD

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2022 Population
13,695
1.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
26.3
1.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
55.8%
10.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$32,279
2.75% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$46,700
19.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,137
1.97% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Oglala Lakota County, SD had a population of 13.7k people with a median age of 26.3 and a median household income of $32,279. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oglala Lakota County, SD declined from 13,835 to 13,695, a −1.01% decrease and its median household income declined from $33,192 to $32,279, a −2.75% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oglala Lakota County, SD are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (4.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (3.82%), Other (Hispanic) (0.862%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.591%).

None of the households in Oglala Lakota County, SD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

100% of the residents in Oglala Lakota County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD are Oglala Lakota College (165 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oglala Lakota County, SD was $46,700, and the homeownership rate was 50.6%.

Most people in Oglala Lakota County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oglala Lakota County, SD is home to a population of 13.7k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.117% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents were born outside of the country (16 people).

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Oglala Lakota County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 630 White (Non-Hispanic) and 523 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 100% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oglala Lakota County, SD
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 57
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    630 ± 16
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    523 ± 197
5.27%
Hispanic Population
722 people

In 2022, there were 19.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.3k people) in Oglala Lakota County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 630 White (Non-Hispanic) and 523 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.27% of the people in Oglala Lakota County, SD are hispanic (722 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,032 ± 1,350 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,803 ± 1,298 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,418 ± 1,206 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,032 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,803 and Ethiopia with 2,418.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.117%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16 people
0.152%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
21 people

As of 2022, 0.117% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents (16 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 0.152%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    82 ± 121
  2. Korea
    55 ± 71
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    39 ± 50

Oglala Lakota County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oglala Lakota County, SD employs 3.14k people. The largest industries in Oglala Lakota County, SD are Educational Services (789 people), Public Administration (517 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,568), Educational Services ($40,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,682).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,552. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.14k
2022 Value
± 423
−1.97%
1 Year decline
± 18.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oglala Lakota County, SD declined at a rate of −1.97%, from 3.2k employees to 3.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oglala Lakota County, SD, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (364 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (357 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.14k
2022 Value
± 423
−1.97%
1 Year decline
± 18.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oglala Lakota County, SD declined at a rate of −1.97%, from 3.2k employees to 3.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oglala Lakota County, SD, are Educational Services (789 people), Public Administration (517 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (444 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oglala Lakota County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Oglala Lakota County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,002
Median earning men ± $1,195
$37,757
Median earning women ± $8,334

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,875), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($34,239), and Construction ($31,991).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,838), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,628), and Public Administration ($34,143).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.37%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 450k people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 2.37% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.96%.

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Establishments by Size

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oglala Lakota County, SD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 88.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (9.28%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.31%).

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing the state of South Dakota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oglala Lakota County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Dakota

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John Thune
Senator from South Dakota3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Mike Rounds
Senator from South Dakota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Thune and Mike Rounds are the senators currently representing South Dakota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oglala Lakota County, SD

Dusty Johnson
South Dakota at-large Representative
Republican Party

Oglala Lakota County, SD is currently represented by Dusty Johnson (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Oglala Lakota County, SD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD awarded 165 degrees. The student population of Oglala Lakota County, SD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 343 male students and 834 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD are American Indian or Alaska Native (152 and 92.1%), followed by White (12 and 7.27%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 0.606%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Oglala Lakota College (165 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oglala Lakota County, SD are General Business Administration & Management (35 and 21.2%), Tribal/Indigenous Law (21 and 12.7%), and Native American Education (16 and 9.7%).

The median tuition cost in Oglala Lakota County, SD for a public four year colleges is $2,016 for in-state students and $2,016 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,177 students enrolled in Oglala Lakota County, SD, 29.1% men and 70.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 1,132 records, of which 70.9% were women and 29.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oglala Lakota County, SD was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 14 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
165 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oglala Lakota College with 165 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 39 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oglala Lakota County, SD, which is 0.31 times less than the 126 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 152 degrees mean that there were 12.7 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,016) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($668) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.574% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.482% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (206k), Some college (148k), and Bachelors Degree (133k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oglala Lakota County, SD was $46,700 in 2022, which is 0.166 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $39,100 to $46,700, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Oglala Lakota County, SD is 50.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oglala Lakota County, SD have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oglala Lakota County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 49.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.58%.

Property

$46,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,996
$1,358
Median Property Taxes
±$252

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oglala Lakota County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

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Rent vs Own

50.6%
Homeownership
2022
55.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.6% of the housing units in Oglala Lakota County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.9%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Oglala Lakota County, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$32,279
Median Household Income
± $9,588
2.68k
Number of Households
± 378

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.68k households in Oglala Lakota County, SD declined from $32,279 from the previous year's value of $33,192.

The following chart displays the households in Oglala Lakota County, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oglala Lakota County, SD is from South Dakota.
0.438
2022 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2022, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.438 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.26% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.3%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Other (9.13%)

In 2022, 67.3% of workers in Oglala Lakota County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (9.13%).

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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oglala Lakota County, SD have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Oglala Lakota County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oglala Lakota County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oglala Lakota County, SD have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 49.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2022, the indicator grew 3.58%.

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Poverty & Diversity

55.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oglala Lakota County, SD (7.55k out of 13.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oglala Lakota County, SD is Native American, followed by Hispanic and White.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 41.7% of the children was living in poverty in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.2%.

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Health

57.2% of the population of Oglala Lakota County, SD has health coverage, with 10.3% on employee plans, 37.9% on Medicaid, 5.91% on Medicare, 2.35% on non-group plans, and 0.765% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oglala Lakota County, SD see 3544 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.8% increase from the previous year (2862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3518 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 938 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,544 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oglala Lakota County, SD

Primary care physicians in Oglala Lakota County, SD see an average of 3,544 patients per year. This represents a 23.8% increase from the previous year (2,862 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 38.4% under 18 years, 24.6% between 18 and 34 years, 29.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 7.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

42.8%
Uninsured
10.3%
Employer Coverage
37.9%
Medicaid
5.91%
Medicare
2.35%
Non-Group
0.765%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD grew by 2.09% from 41.9% to 42.8%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 199 in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.1% in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.1% in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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