Ponemah, Red Lake Reservation
Located just north of the southern shores of Lower Red Lake, the Chippewa CDP (census designated place) of Ponemah, had a population of 874 in the 2000 census but 724 in the 2010 census which means something is wrong because it is a growing community. The settlement is 98% Indian. In the community are 215 housing units, which gives the average household size there, just over a 4.0 persons per housing unit. Around 52% of the community's citizens live below the poverty line. Since the community is far from the seat of government for the Red Lake Nation, many of the citizens are not doing well financially. Many of the homes there are located deep in the woods, or surrounded by the woods. Many of the homes are located alongside Highway Minnesota 18. The CDP covers 19.0 sq. mi. North Ponemah is located a little to the north and is a part of Ponemah, and is a new settlement or housing units additions. Many other housing units have been built since 2000. Elevation is 1,198 feet above sea level. Zip code is 56666. Many of the community's citizens work at Red Lake. It is a beautiful location. You can tell by looking at the pictures below. Below are many links to pictures of the Ponemah, Minnesota area. It is especially beautiful during spring, summer, and autumn.