Woonsocket, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 648 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.0%
 
Males: 321  (49.6%)
Females: 327  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  48.9 years
South Dakota median age:  25.4 years

Zip codes: 57385.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,664 (it was $30,341 in 2000)
Woonsocket:

$41,664
SD:

$48,362
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,794 (it was $24,035 in 2000)

Woonsocket city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,735 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Woonsocket:

$57,735
SD:

$134,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $54,309; Detached houses: $56,285; Townhouses or other attached units: $28,757; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,190; Mobile homes: $39,028

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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  • White alone - 638 (97.4%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Woonsocket detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Woonsocket: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.8%), Irish (17.7%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (3.8%), United States (3.0%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 4/11/1888

Elevation: 1307 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

Woonsocket,SD real estate house value index trend

Woonsocket, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Woonsocket:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Woonsocket city:

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 17.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
South Dakota:  2.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,177 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $645 (1.4%)

Woonsocket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (84.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (224.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (557.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lane, SD (2.8 miles) , Forestburg, SD (2.9 miles) , Alpena, SD (3.2 miles ), Letcher, SD (3.6 miles) , Aurora Center, SD (3.7 miles) , Wessington Springs, SD (3.9 miles ), Artesian, SD (4.2 miles) , Virgil, SD (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 44.05 N, Longitude: 98.27 W

Area code: 605

Woonsocket household income distribution Woonsocket home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.3%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-5.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Carpenters (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Woonsocket: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Woonsocket, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Woonsocket-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Woonsocket city center caused $510,000 in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Woonsocket-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 613.2 miles away from Woonsocket center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 156.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.4 miles away from Woonsocket center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sanborn County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Woonsocket topographic map

Birthplace of: Volney F. Warner - General.

Hospitals and medical centers in Woonsocket:

  • PRAIRIE VIEW CARE CENTER (401 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE PO BOX 68)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Woonsocket:

  • STORLA SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LETCHER, SD)
  • AVERA WESKOTA MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD)
  • WESKOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Woonsocket:

  • South Dakota State University (about 77 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 82 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Northern State University (about 98 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • University of South Dakota (about 111 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 128 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Wayne State College (about 141 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 144 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)

Public high school in Woonsocket:

Public elementary/middle school in Woonsocket:

See full list of schools located in Woonsocket

Library in Woonsocket:

  • WOONSOCKET COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $26,890; Location: 101 N 2ND; 9,475 books; 90 audio materials; 375 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Woonsocket: Woonsocket City Hall (A), Woonsocket School/Community Library (B), Sanborn County Courthouse (C), Sanborn County Ambulance Service (D), Town and Country Fire and Rescue (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Woonsocket include: Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Assembly of God Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Deluxe Hotel (Po Box 177).

Sanborn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Woonsocket and their reported violations in the past:

FORESTBURG WELL COMPANY (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2010), St Public Notif issued (AUG-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2010), St Public Notif issued (JUN-16-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2014, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-12-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2013)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 31 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.7%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.5%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
37 people in nursing homes in 2000

Woonsocket compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Woonsocket (2011 data):

  • First National Bank South Dakota: Woonsocket Branch at 505 W 7th St, branch established on 1924/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $419.7 mil, Deposits: $370.3 mil, headquarters in Yankton, SD, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Lauritzen Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Woonsocket travel time to work - commute Woonsocket mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Woonsocket city (based on Sanborn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.20%
Here: 73.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchOther
Adherents47.7%25.7%13.1%5.8%7.8%
Congregations16.7%33.3%8.3%16.7%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Sanborn County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Sanborn County:

8.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

12.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Sanborn County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,258$27,0960$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$24
Streets and Highways 2$5,116$30,6960$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$678
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 3$7,374$29,4969$852

7.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davison County, SD  1.34% ($49,538 average AGI)


8.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,675 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.48%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davison County, SD  3.06% ($41,233 average AGI)
to Beadle County, SD  1.02% ($46,100)

Strongest AM radio stations in Woonsocket:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Woonsocket:

  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Woonsocket fatal accident list:

Jan 15, 1990 06:55 PM, 34, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Woonsocket)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Jct Of Sd 37 & 34 3 Mi E (Lat: 44.054139 Lon: -98.210361), Call Sign: KLS657
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021
    Registrant: Bit/Src Engineering, 1302 E. Hwy. 14, Suite 8, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 773-4635, Fax: (605) 773-7979, Email:
  • Woonsocket MRAS, 503 W 7th Street (Lat: 44.053750 Lon: -98.273972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WPZZ826
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2004, Expiration Date: 04/19/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WOONSOCKET, 39810 231st Street (Lat: 44.040722 Lon: -98.249444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 147.8 m, Overall height: 149 m, Call Sign: WPRW979
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6675.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/11/2011, Expiration Date: 03/07/2021, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

Most common first names in Woonsocket, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1981.1 years
Mary1783.9 years
Anna1383.2 years
Henry1277.7 years
William1177.7 years
Robert1075.7 years
Elmer1079.6 years
Marie986.4 years
Fred883.7 years
Margaret889.9 years
Most common last names in Woonsocket, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Steichen1676.9 years
Larson1480.9 years
Kogel1178.7 years
Goergen1079.2 years
Anderson978.3 years
Nielson983.5 years
Nelson981.6 years
Feistner885.4 years
Peterson875.5 years
Brown785.9 years
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