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 Here are A Few Interesting Facts about Ogema!! For more stats check out



  • Current population in 2016 is 403


  • From 2001 to 2006 Ogema had a 4.1% population change


  • Population change from 2006 to 2011 was 21.1% as compared to the provincial average of 6.7%


  • The average age of the population is 43.3 years


  • 52% of Ogema’s residents are employed


  • Agriculture is the leading employment industry in Ogema at 32%


  • 57.9% of Ogema’s population is married or living common law


  • The average family income in Ogema is $47,286.00 and the provincial average family income is $58,563.00


  • 12% of Ogema’s population has a College education, 18% have a High School certificate, 8% a University certificate, 20% Apprenticeship and 39% hold no certificate at all.


Ogema Main StreetOgema Main Street (1912) looking South

The first settlers arrived in 1908, but it wasn't until 1911 that a post office was established with the name of Ogema. Ogema was incorporated as a town in 1912 when it reached a population of over 500 people. Many of the settlers came from Ontario; some came from the United States and some came from the British Isles and other parts of Europe. The pioneers had selected the name Omega, which is the Greek word for end, since at that time, the settlement was at the "end of the rail line." When making application for registration of the town name, they were told by the authorities that there was another town with that name and that two communities with the same name would not be allowed. The settlers then changed the name Omega to Ogema, which gave the town an original name, yet retained all letters of the original name. The name Ogema is a Cree Indian word meaning "big chief." The lots for the town of Ogema were sold by the Canadian Pacific Railway, who were then building a branch line through the wilderness of southern Saskatchewan.


GeographyThe Big Butte located South of Ogema

The Town of Ogema is located in south central Saskatchewan, approximately 115 kilometres south of Saskatchewan's capital city, Regina. Ogema is located midway between Weyburn and Assiniboia on Highway 13, which runs through the southern part of the province. The Red Coat Road and Rail short-line railway runs through Ogema and brings producer cars to the farmer-owned Ogema Elevator Ltd. The Rural Municipality of Key West, which includes the town of Ogema, is located centrally in the southern part of Saskatchewan on the Missouri Coteau. The coteau is characteristically composed of rolling hills and shallow sloughs known as knob and kettle topography.

The Ogema area is an internal drainage basin. This means that spring melt-water and rainwater drain into low areas within the region, rather than into a river or stream system. Typically, these sloughs mark regional low spots and are fed by a series of interconnected sloughs called kettle chains. In effect, the Ogema area is a basin.

Our system is made up of a variety of soils including Ardill clay loams and Sceptre heavy clays. Generally, the area south of Ogema is Class 4 and 5, suitable for grazing, while the area north of town is 60% Class 3, suitable for annual crop production, with bands of Class 4 and 5 running in a north-to-south direction throughout the municipality.

Real Estate

The Etta Heron Bay Lots Are Now Available for Sale!!


Purchase your lot at Etta Heron Bay today and start building your dream home!! All lots are plumbed for water and sewer and have natural gas hook ups. The lots are located close to the school and in a very scenic and quiet neighborhood. The lots range in size from .20 acres to .30 acres.

Take the family for a walk to the Municipal Reserve down the Bay's very own walk way. The spacious Municipal Reserve is located behind lots 4, 5 and 6, See below for acreage and frontage of each lot as well as a map of the Bay outlining each lot. Anyone interested in one of these lots please contact the Ogema Town Office 306-459-2262.

*****All buildings will be subject to a surveyor's certificate. Home owners will pay a deposit of $2500.00 to the Town of Ogema which will be reimbursed when the surveyor's certificate is presented. All homes will need Town Council's approval and building certificate before start up. Construction of building has to be started within 1 year of lot purchase.

LOT #1

Acreage        .20 acres

Frontage       21.94 metres


LOT #2
Acreage        .20 acres

Frontage       21.94 metres


LOT #3

Acreage        .22 acres

Frontage       21.94 metres (arced)


LOT #4
Acreage        .30 acres

Frontage       15.74 metres (arced) 


LOT #5     

Acreage        .18 acres

Frontage       15.40 metres (arced)


LOT # 6
Acreage        .30 acres

Frontage       15.74 metres (arced)


LOT # 7
Acreage        .22 acres

Frontage       15.09 metres (arced)


LOT # 8
Acreage        .20 acres

Frontage       21.94 metres


LOT # 9
Acreage        .20 acres

Frontage       21.94 metres





Below is a listing of the houses currently FOR SALE in town.


109 Government Road - 6 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1449 square foot Bungalow Style home - Currently listed with Century 21 Real Estate $289,900.00

202 Mehnke Street - 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1349 square foot Bungalow Style home. For sale or rent. Please call Shane or Stacy - 306-459-2918


311 Baldwin Street - 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom 1362 square foot Bungalow Style home - Currently listed with Remax - $229,900.00