Alcester, South Dakota

Alcester is a city in northern Union County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IANE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 820 at the 2020 census.[4]

Alcester, South Dakota
Motto(s): 
"Small Town Treasure"
Location in Union County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Union County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°1′23″N 96°37′50″W / 43.02306°N 96.63056°W / 43.02306; -96.63056Coordinates: 43°1′23″N 96°37′50″W / 43.02306°N 96.63056°W / 43.02306; -96.63056
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Dakota
CountyUnion
Incorporated1893[1]
Government
 • MayorThomas Glas
Area
 • Total0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Land0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,375 ft (419 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total820
 • Density1,038.51/sq mi (401.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57001
Area code(s)605
FIPS code46-00700
GNIS feature ID1253607[3]
Websitewww.alcestersd.org

HistoryEdit

Alcester was platted in 1879; early variant names were Linia and Irene.[5] The present name honors Colonel Alcester of the British army.[6] The weekly Alcester Union newspaper began publishing in 1888.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900381
19104097.3%
192049220.3%
1930460−6.5%
194058126.3%
19505850.7%
1960479−18.1%
197062730.9%
198088541.1%
1990843−4.7%
20008804.4%
2010807−8.3%
20208201.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 807 people, 352 households, and 218 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,445.5 inhabitants per square mile (944.2/km2). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 1,236.4 per square mile (477.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 352 households, of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.1% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.72.

The median age in the city was 48.8 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census 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 per square mile (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.

EducationEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alcester
  4. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau: Alcester city, South Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 21.
  6. ^ "Profile for Alcester, South Dakota". ePodunk. Archived from the original on 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  7. ^ Hunhoff, Bernie (2013). "The Makings of a Town". South Dakota Magazine (November / December 2013). Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.

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