Woonsocket, South Dakota

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Woonsocket, South Dakota

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High Points

Woonsocket strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Dakota):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Woonsocket Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Woonsocket Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Woonsocket Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Woonsocket Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Woonsocket, South Dakota

Comparing Woonsocket to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Dakota (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 7
Age of the Population 9 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 2
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 9 3
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 7
People Living Alone 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Woonsocket Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 227 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Sanborn
Standard Zip Codes 57385
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.053
Longitude -98.275

Woonsocket Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
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Woonsocket Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 720 100%
Male 336 46.7%
Female 384 53.3%
Under 18 147 20.4%
18+ 573 79.6%
65+ 189 26.3%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.83
White 702 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 8 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Woonsocket Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 676
Growth -44
Growth % -6.1%

Woonsocket Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41.8%
US/American 12%
Norwegian 10%
Irish 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
English 5.8%
Dutch 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Swedish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.5%
Danish 1.5%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Icelander 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Woonsocket 720 $38,304
Alpena 265 $38,000
Artesian 157 $43,750
Huron 11,893 $40,234
Letcher 177 $37,083
Mount Vernon 477 $41,250
Wessington Springs 1,011 $40,962

Woonsocket Public Libraries

Woonsocket Public Library
100 2ND ST
Woonsocket, South Dakota
(605) 796-4112
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Woonsocket High Schools (2004)

Serves 70 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

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