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Welcome to Oacoma ...

The town of Oacoma is located in Lyman County<1>.

The location of Oacoma has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Oacoma: oh-uh-KOH-muh<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oacoma has a population of 471 people<4> (see below for details).

Oacoma is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Oacoma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Oacoma: (605)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oacoma had an population of 471 people. This is an increase of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oacoma had a population of 451 people (or 12.01% of the total population of Lyman County). This makes Oacoma the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Oacoma represents 0.06% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 451 people, the population of Oacoma increased 15.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 390 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Oacoma.

Communities near Oacoma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Oacoma.

  • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County]
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    • Fort Thompson [Buffalo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Oacoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,282 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thompson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thompson<7>
  • Pukwana [Brule County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pukwana
    • Pukwana [Brule County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Oacoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pukwana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pukwana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pukwana<7>
  • Reliance [Lyman County]
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    • Reliance [Lyman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Oacoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reliance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reliance<7>
  • East Lyman [Lyman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyman
    • East Lyman [Lyman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Oacoma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyman
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ola [Brule County]
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      • Ola [Brule County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Oacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ola
    • Shelby [Buffalo County]
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      • Shelby [Buffalo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Oacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Iona [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iona
      • Iona [Lyman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Oacoma
      • Estimated population in 2014: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iona<7>
    • Lyman [Lyman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Lyman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Oacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 43 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • Hamill [Tripp County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamill
      • Hamill [Tripp County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southwest of Oacoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 11 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamill<7>
    • Kimball [Brule County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oacoma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oacoma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oacoma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Oacoma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oacoma. See our Newspapers Page for Oacoma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oacoma ...

Looking for more information about Oacoma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Oacoma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oacoma.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Lyman County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oacoma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Lyman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Oacoma. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oacoma.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oacoma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oacoma) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oacoma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oacoma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oacoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7992, Longitude: -99.3848       In this case, the coordinates for Oacoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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