One of several settlements located on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota, Batesland had a population
of 88 according to the 2000 census. The town of Batesland, has 34 housing units which gives
the town an average household size of nearly 2.7 persons per housing unit. Native Americans accounted for 86% of the
towns population. Whites accounted for 13% of the population. Economically, the
citizens of Batesland are doing not so well. Around 39% of the citizens of Batesland live below the poverty line. The
town covers an area of 0.1 sq. mi. Elevation is 3,412 feet above sea level. Zip code is 57716. Below are several links to
photographs of the Anishinabe-Dakota settlement of Batesland, Pine Ridge Reservation.