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Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, in the Providence-New Bedford metro area.
One tradition says the name derives from Indian term for "at the very steep hill," while another says it means "thunder mist."
The latitude of Woonsocket is 42.002N. The longitude is -71.515W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 184 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,654.
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3% of Woonsocket residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,223, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Woonsocket residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Woonsocket include Allen Street Historic District, Cato Hill Historic District, Island Place Historic District, Main Street Historic District, North End Historic District, Union Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Woonsocket, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,064.
Libraries in Woonsocket include Fairmount Branch, Woonsocket Harris Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Woonsocket include Woonsocket Call
The average commute time for Woonsocket workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Woonsocket between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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