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Batesland, South Dakota

íŋyaŋ šála
Location in Oglala Lakota County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Oglala Lakota County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Oglala Lakota
 • Total 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Land 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,412 ft (1,040 m)
 • Total 108
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,341.18/sq mi (515.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-03860
GNIS feature ID 1253782

Batesland (Lakota: íŋyaŋ šála; "Red Stone") is a town in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 108 at the 2010 census.


A post office called Batesland has been in operation since 1923. The town was named in honor of C. A. Bates, who had surveyed the site.


Batesland is located at 43°7′40″N 102°6′6″W / 43.12778°N 102.10167°W / 43.12778; -102.10167 (43.127654, -102.101734).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.

Batesland has been assigned the ZIP code 57716, and the FIPS place code 03860.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 135
1980 163 20.7%
1990 124 −23.9%
2000 88 −29.0%
2010 108 22.7%
2019 (est.) 114 5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 108 people, 29 households, and 21 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,200.0 inhabitants per square mile (463.3/km2). There were 33 housing units at an average density of 366.7 per square mile (141.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 2.8% White and 97.2% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.7% of the population.

There were 29 households, of which 62.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.1% were married couples living together, 31.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 17.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.72 and the average family size was 4.48.

The median age in the town was 22 years. 44.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 20.3% were from 45 to 64; and 2.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 56.5% male and 43.5% female.

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