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Woonsocket, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Woonsocket is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sanborn County at latitude 44.0542 and longitude -98.2717. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Woonsocket, but most people and references simply refer to it as Woonsocket, South Dakota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Woonsocket indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Woonsocket (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Woonsocket, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 631
Population in Households 589
Population in Familes 454
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 809
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $77,841
Average Home Value $94,853


Median Household Income $37,135
Average Household Income $49,116
Per Capita Income $22,005
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.87% -0.71%
Households -0.66% -0.51%
Families -0.57% -0.74%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Woonsocket, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woonsocket to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 70th
Population Density1 # 124 68th
Diversity Index2 # 280 28th
Median Household Income # 342 13th
Per Capita Income # 299 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.