Woonsocket is a tiny city located in the state of South Dakota. With a population of 652 people and just one neighborhood, Woonsocket is the 90th largest community in South Dakota. Woonsocket has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Woonsocket is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.14% of the Woonsocket workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Woonsocket is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woonsocket who work in management occupations (10.92%), office and administrative support (9.51%) and farm management occupations (8.45%).
Another important characteristic of Woonsocket is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Woonsocket is worth considering.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.65 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Woonsocket does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.