Woonsocket, SD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Woonsocket, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Woonsocket had a population of 675 as of July 1, 2017. Woonsocket ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

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, 2017.

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Woonsocket, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 675
Daytime Population: Workers 356
Daytime Population: Residents 349
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 487
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 865
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $48,256
Average Household Income $55,138
Per Capita Income $25,380


Total Housing Units 333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (67.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $65,126
Average Home Value $86,161


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.75% 0.59%
Families 0.8% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Woonsocket, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Woonsocket to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 114 71st
Population Density # 113 71st
Diversity Index # 295 25th
Median Household Income # 226 42nd
Per Capita Income # 268 32nd

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