Oglala Lakota County, SD

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2020 Population
14,277
0.405% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Thune
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Rounds
Republican Party
US Representative
Dusty Johnson
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
26.5
2.71% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
44.8%
3.04% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$31,423
1.79% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$35,000
27.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,743
4.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Oglala Lakota County, SD had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 26.5 and a median household income of $31,423. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Oglala Lakota County, SD declined from 14,335 to 14,277, a −0.405% decrease and its median household income declined from $31,997 to $31,423, a −1.79% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oglala Lakota County, SD are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (4.46%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (3.12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.322%), and White (Hispanic) (0.294%).

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.

99.8% of the residents in Oglala Lakota County, SD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD are Oglala Lakota College (190 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Oglala Lakota County, SD was $35,000, and the homeownership rate was 49.6%.

Most people in Oglala Lakota County, SD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Oglala Lakota County, SD is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.546% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents were born outside of the country (78 people).

In 2020, there were 20.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.1k people) in Oglala Lakota County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 637 White (Non-Hispanic) and 446 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oglala Lakota County, SD
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    13.1k ± 41
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    637 ± 16
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic)
    446 ± 81
3.91%
Hispanic Population
558 people

In 2020, there were 20.5 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.1k people) in Oglala Lakota County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 637 White (Non-Hispanic) and 446 American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.91% of the people in Oglala Lakota County, SD are hispanic (558 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,374 ± 1,423 people
  2. Guatemala
    2,573 ± 1,244 people
  3. Ethiopia
    2,306 ± 1,177 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,374 South Dakota residents, followed by Guatemala with 2,573 and Ethiopia with 2,306.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.546%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
78 people
0.349%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
50 people

As of 2020, 0.546% of Oglala Lakota County, SD residents (78 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD was 0.349%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    111 ± 63
  2. Vietnam
    61 ± 49
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 53

Oglala Lakota County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Oglala Lakota County, SD employs 3.74k people. The largest industries in Oglala Lakota County, SD are Educational Services (827 people), Public Administration (670 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (646 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,714), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($31,546), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($31,086).

Males in South Dakota have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,104. The income inequality in South Dakota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.43, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.74k
2020 Value
± 429
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Oglala Lakota County, SD grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 3.58k employees to 3.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oglala Lakota County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (416 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (382 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (352 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

3.74k
2020 Value
± 429
4.67%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Oglala Lakota County, SD grew at a rate of 4.67%, from 3.58k employees to 3.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oglala Lakota County, SD, are Educational Services (827 people), Public Administration (670 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (646 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

$25,469
Median earning men ± $3,009
$26,635
Median earning women ± $3,616

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($33,125), Other Services Except Public Administration ($29,375), and Public Administration ($27,260).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,097), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,839), and Public Administration ($32,534).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Dakota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Establishments by Size

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $6.57B
  2. $5.64B
  3. $4.81B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $6.57B, followed by Other ag prods. ($5.64B) and Live animals/fish ($4.81B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$54.6B
2020 Value in South Dakota
$98.2B
Projected 2050 Value in South Dakota
79.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $54.6B. This is expected to increase 79.8% to $98.2B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.03B
  2. $3.12B
  3. $2.19B

In 2020, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $7.03B, followed by Iowa with $3.12B and North Dakota and $2.19B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD awarded 190 degrees. The student population of Oglala Lakota County, SD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 339 male students and 912 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD are American Indian or Alaska Native (176 and 92.6%), followed by White (14 and 7.37%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Oglala Lakota County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Oglala Lakota College (190 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oglala Lakota County, SD are General Business Administration & Management (42 and 22.1%), Native American Studies (40 and 21.1%), and Native American Education (18 and 9.47%).

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 2020 there were 1,251 students enrolled in Oglala Lakota County, SD, 27.1% men and 72.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 1,201 records, of which 73% were women and 27% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majors awarded
  2. 9 degree-majors awarded
  3. 23 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Oglala Lakota County, SD was General Business Administration & Management with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Oglala Lakota County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
190 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oglala Lakota College with 190 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 74 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oglala Lakota County, SD, which is 0.638 times less than the 116 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 176 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 14 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 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($668) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.501% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.414% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (202k), Some college (154k), and Bachelors Degree (127k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Oglala Lakota County, SD was $35,000 in 2020, which is 0.152 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $27,400 to $35,000, a 27.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Oglala Lakota County, SD is 49.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Oglala Lakota County, SD have an average commute time of 16.3 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 2021, 47.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.01%.

Property

$35,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$14,706
$1,395
Median Property Taxes
±$202

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oglala Lakota County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

49.6%
Homeownership
2020
55.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 49.6% of the housing units in Oglala Lakota County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.2%.

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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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$31,423
Median Household Income
± $4,847
2.81k
Number of Households
± 328

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.81k households in Oglala Lakota County, SD declined from $31,423 from the previous year's value of $31,997.

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.
0.43
2020 Wage GINI in South Dakota
0.432
2019 Wage GINI in South Dakota

In 2020, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.43 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.307% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.7%)
  2. Walked (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.74%)

In 2020, 68.7% of workers in Oglala Lakota County, SD drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.74%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oglala Lakota County, SD have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% 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 2021, 47.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.01%.

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Poverty & Diversity

44.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oglala Lakota County, SD (6.34k out of 14.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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 2021, 44% of the children was living in poverty in Oglala Lakota County, SD. From 2018 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.1%.

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62.3% of the population of Oglala Lakota County, SD has health coverage, with 10.7% on employee plans, 42.5% on Medicaid, 5.29% on Medicare, 3.05% on non-group plans, and 0.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Dakota was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Oglala Lakota County, SD see 2862 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.313% decrease from the previous year (2871 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1013 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Dakota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,862 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 2,862 patients per year. This represents a 0.313% decrease from the previous year (2,871 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 38.2% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 29.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.93% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.1% were men and 55.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

37.7%
Uninsured
10.7%
Employer Coverage
42.5%
Medicaid
5.29%
Medicare
3.05%
Non-Group
0.68%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oglala Lakota County, SD grew by 3.28% from 36.5% to 37.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 173 in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 40.4% in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Oglala Lakota County, SD.

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