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Woonsocket, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Woonsocket had a population of 645 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Woonsocket is located at latitude 44.0542 and longitude -98.2717 in Sanborn County. 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. Sanborn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,306 feet.

The City of Woonsocket (GNIS ID: 1267662) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Woonsocket population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Woonsocket, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 645
Population in Households 603
Population in Familes 465
Population in Group Qrtrs 42
Population Density1 827
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $81,325
Average Home Value $103,519


Median Household Income $37,735
Average Household Income $48,163
Per Capita Income $21,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.12%
Households -0.07% 0.0%
Families 0.0% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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, 2015 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 # 117 70th
Population Density1 # 121 69th
Diversity Index2 # 240 39th
Median Household Income # 325 17th
Per Capita Income # 300 23rd

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