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Woonsocket is a city in Sanborn County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Woonsocket, RI
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Woonsocket. For links to other places called Woonsocket, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Woonsocket is 44.053N. The longitude is -98.275W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,306 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 698.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Woonsocket demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sanborn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57385 ZIP code.
38% of Woonsocket residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Woonsocket ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Woonsocket was $24,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Woonsocket residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Woonsocket, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $217. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $543.
Libraries in Woonsocket include Woonsocket Public Library ... View libraries
Sanborn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Woonsocket political report.
The average commute time for Woonsocket workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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