Alcester, South Dakota

Alcester, South Dakota

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motto = "Small Town Treasure"


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latd = 43 |latm = 1 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 96 |longm = 37 |longs = 50 |longEW = W
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area_code = 605
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website = [http://www.alcestersd.org/ http://www.alcestersd.org/]
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Alcester is a city located in Union County, South Dakota. It is part of the Sioux City/Iowa/Nebraska/South Dakota Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 880 as of the 2000 census.

History

Before incorportation, the settlement's original name was Linia before being changed to Irene. In 1879, the town's name was changed to Alcester by the Western Town Lot Company. The town was named in honor of Colonel Alcester of the British Army.

Geography

Alcester is located at coor dms|43|1|23|N|96|37|50|W|city (43.023041, -96.630451).GR|1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all land.

Alcester has been assigned the ZIP code 57001, and the FIPS place code 00700.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 880 people, 388 households, and 233 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,590.8 people per square mile (999.3/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 1,266.0/sq mi (488.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.41% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.91% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 388 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 33.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 74.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 71.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,432, and the median income for a family was $44,286. Males had a median income of $28,047 versus $21,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,593. About 6.5% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under the age of 18 and 16.0% of those 65 and older.

Education

Alcester-Hudson High School is the only high school in the Alcester-Hudson School District.

Noted native and former citizen

*Archie M. Gubbrud- former Governor of South Dakota.

References

External links

* [http://www.alcestersd.org/ City of Alcester Official Website]


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