Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

In the 2010 Census, 11.4% of the population on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was younger than the age of 5.
In the 2010 Census, 11.4% of the population on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was younger than the age of 5.
Black Hills Knowledge Network photo/Chelsea Gortmaker

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation - Demographics & Population

Pine Ridge Reservation - Demographics & Population

Information on population, jobs, income, poverty, race, and age about your community can be hard to find all in one place. With the help of our sister site, the South Dakota Dashboard, we have compiled the following demographic highlights for your convenience.  This data is sourced from various federal and state sources and is from the most recent year possible.

  Pine Ridge Reservation                 South Dakota
Total Population 2016:
19.698 865,454
Population Growth from 2010-2016: 4.6% 6.2%
Median Age 2016: 25.2 36.8
Median Income 2016: $30,908 $52,078
Poverty Rate 2016: 42.4% 14.0%
*Housing Cost Burden 2016: 26.3% 24.1%

 *Housing Cost Burden is the share of households paying 30% or more of their income for housing.

More Information

My Tribal Area – Find total population, racial breakdown, gender breakdown, poverty rates, disability rates, home ownership rates, housing cost burden data, median income, median age and more for the Pine Ridge Reservation and other tribal areas on this application offered through the U.S. Census Bureau

For more data and graphs on the demographics of South Dakota and the Black Hills region, please check out our sister project, the South Dakota Dashboard, for interactive graphs and charts.

Demographics – Find charts about population trendsagerace and children and youth.

Economy – Find charts on South Dakota’s economic output (GDP)jobsgross sales and tourism tax.

Health – Review charts on health statistics including obesitydiabeteshealth insurance coverage and disabilities.

Housing – Learn about housing cost burden and homeownerships rates in South Dakota.

Workforce – View charts on educational attainment and proportion of adults working in the Rushmore State.

Incomes – Review charts for median incomes and poverty rates in South Dakota. 

Related items

  • Cheyenne River, Oglala, and Rosebud Sioux Tribes Push for Tribal Control of Sioux San IHS Facility

    Three tribal nations in western South Dakota recently passed resolutions in an effort to transfer control of the Sioux San Indian Health Service (IHS) facility…
  • Lawrence County Looks to Update Comprehensive Plan

    The Lawrence County Commission is seeking to update its comprehensive plan with the help of the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, reports the Black…
  • Art Studio Space to be Located Near Kyle in Pine Ridge Reservation

    A $3 million art studio is in the works for the Pine Ridge Reservation, reports KOTA News. The 8,500 square foot studio will be located…

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]