Alcester, SD Population

By | June 28, 2019

Population: 880. Estimated population in 2021: 889 (+1.0% change)
Males: 376 (42.7%), Females: 504 (57.3%)

Union County

Zip code: 57001

Median resident age: 47.8 years
Median household income: $29,432
Median house value: $55,500

Races in Alcester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
  • Other Asian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (32.0%), Norwegian (21.6%), Swedish (19.4%), Irish (11.5%), English (8.8%), Dutch (7.2%).

Elevation: 1370 feet

Land area: 0.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Alcester

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alcester city

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 18.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

2.2% Foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+4.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Alcester:

  • HAWARDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • CANTON-INWOOD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; CANTON, SD)
  • HEGG MEMORIAL CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; ROCK VALLEY, IA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alcester:

  • JOE FOSS FIELD (about 39 miles; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Abbreviation: FSD)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 47 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Abbreviation: SUX)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 53 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alcester:

  • HAWARDEN MUNI (about 11 miles; HAWARDEN, IA; Abbreviation: 2Y2)
  • AKRON MUNI (about 16 miles; AKRON, IA; Abbreviation: Y40)
  • CANTON MUNI (about 20 miles; CANTON, SD; Abbreviation: 7G9)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alcester:

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 27 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 62 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; BROOKINGS, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,353)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 102 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (about 104 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,524)
  • SOUTHWEST STATE UNIVERSITY (about 115 miles; MARSHALL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,405)

Schools

Public high school in Alcester:

  • ALCESTER-HUDSON HI SCH (Students: 132; Location: 5TH & IOWA; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Alcester:

  • ALCESTER ELEM (Students: 153; Location: 409 E 6TH ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • ALCESTER-HUDSON JR HI (Students: 56; Location: 5TH & IOWA; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Alcester:

  • ALCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,384; Location: 500 DAKOTA; 16,177 books; 181 audio materials; 290 video materials; 18 serial subscriptions)

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