Alcester, South Dakota

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Population in 2017: 737 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.3%
 
Males: 399  (54.3%)
Females: 338  (45.7%)
Median resident age:

40.5 years
South Dakota median age:

36.9 years

Zip codes: 57001.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,149 (it was $29,432 in 2000)
Alcester:

$47,149
SD:

$56,521

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,977 (it was $16,593 in 2000)

Alcester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,937 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Alcester:

$122,937
SD:

$167,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $501.

March 2019 cost of living index in Alcester: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.0%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Alcester, SD (2010)
    • 78096.7%White alone
    • 121.5%Hispanic
    • 60.7%Asian alone
    • 60.7%Two or more races
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone

Races in Alcester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Alcester, South Dakota as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Alcester is 339 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Alcester by year

Type

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(133.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(250.3)
1
(127.7)
4
(531.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1
(125.2)
2
(255.4)
4
(531.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(127.7)
4
(531.9)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(125.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(127.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)68.848.5271.30.0

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City-data.com crime index in Alcester, SD

Crime rate in Alcester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
South Dakota average:

1.92
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Ancestries: German (17.4%), American (15.4%), Dutch (13.2%), Irish (11.6%), Norwegian (10.2%), Swedish (8.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/03/1893

Elevation: 1370 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 2,170 people per square mile   (low).

Alcester, South Dakota map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.9%
South Dakota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,393 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,106 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (35.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (126.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hawarden, IA (2.7 miles ),
Beresford, SD (2.9 miles ),
Chatsworth, IA (3.1 miles),
Hudson, SD (3.4 miles ),
Akron, IA (3.8 miles ),
Fairview, SD (3.9 miles),
Ireton, IA (4.0 miles ),
Centerville, SD (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 43.02 N, Longitude: 96.63 W

Area code: 605

Distribution of median household income in Alcester, SD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Alcester, SD in 2017
Alcester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $145,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Alcester, SD residents
Average permit cost in Alcester, SD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
South Dakota:

3.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +37 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Alcester, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.0%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.6%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.3%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Apparel (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
Most common occupations in Alcester, SD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)

Average climate in Alcester, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alcester, South Dakota average temperatures Alcester, South Dakota average precipitation Alcester, South Dakota humidity Alcester, South Dakota wind speed Alcester, South Dakota snowfall Alcester, South Dakota sunshine Alcester, South Dakota clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.6. This is about average.

City:

71.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.143. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.143
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.69. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.69
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.659. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.659
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.2
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Alcester-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Alcester city center killed one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 tornado 29.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alcester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from Alcester center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 707.4 miles away from Alcester center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alcester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Alcester:

  • MORNINGSIDE MANOR (101 CHURCH STREET PO BOX 500)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Alcester:

  • HASS HILLCREST CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • HAWARDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; HAWARDEN, IA)
  • BETHESDA OF BERESFORD (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BERESFORD, SD)
  • HUDSON HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HUDSON, SD)
  • AKRON CARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; AKRON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alcester:

  • University of South Dakota (about 23 miles; Vermillion, SD; Full-time enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 39 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 41 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 58 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Buena Vista University (about 77 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Northeast Community College (about 78 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • South Dakota State University (about 90 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Public high school in Alcester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alcester:

See full list of schools located in Alcester

Library in Alcester:

  • ALCESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,432; Location: 500 DAKOTA; 15,361 books; 459 audio materials; 614 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 19 other licensed databases; 14 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Alcester: Alcester Volunteer Fire Department (A), Alcester City Hall (B), Alcester Public Library (C), Alcester Community Volunteer Ambulance (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alcester that have no violations reported:

  • ALCESTER (Population served: 807, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
South Dakota:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.9%
Whole state:

64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.2%
Whole state:

6.5%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
66 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Alcester (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Alcester: State Bank Of Alcester at 190 Iowa St, branch established on 1890/12/20. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $107.0 mil, Deposits: $75.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First State Banking Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Alcester:

Marital status in Alcester, SD
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Alcester:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
South Dakota average:

10.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Alcester
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Alcester, SD (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,4744
Mainline Protestant3,65812
Evangelical Protestant1,09516
Other1-
None5,171-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Union County:

2.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Union County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Union County:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

7.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

29.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

14.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alcester:

52.0%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alcester:

45.9%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Alcester:

28.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.4%
South Dakota:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Alcester:

7.0%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Alcester:

6.9
South Dakota:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alcester:

30.8%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.1%
South Dakota:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.5%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alcester, SD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 2$7,326$43,9560$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,074$24,8880$0
Water Supply 1$3,176$38,1120$0
Financial Administration 1$3,389$40,6681$888
Sewerage 1$3,085$37,0200$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$88
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$350
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,223
Transit 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 6$19,050$38,10010$2,549

Alcester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($249.66)
    Sewerage: $136,000 ($184.53)
    Water Utilities: $130,000 ($176.39)
    Police Protection: $125,000 ($169.61)
    Regular Highways: $73,000 ($99.05)
    Financial Administration: $58,000 ($78.70)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($39.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($36.64)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($31.21)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($31.21)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($20.35)
    Liquor Stores: $8,000 ($10.85)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000 ($85.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($10.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $256,000 ($347.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($10.85)

Alcester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $160,000 ($217.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($43.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($8.14)
    Other: $1,000 ($1.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($5.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($47.49)
    General Revenue - Other: $13,000 ($17.64)
    Rents: $1,000 ($1.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $142,000 ($192.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($12.21)
    General Local Government Support: $8,000 ($10.85)
  • Tax - Property: $217,000 ($294.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $151,000 ($204.88)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($6.78)
    Other License: $1,000 ($1.36)

Alcester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $977,000 ($1325.64)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $868,000 ($1177.75)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $542,000 ($735.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $542,000 ($735.41)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000 ($217.10)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,000 ($69.20)

Alcester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $448,000 ($607.87)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000 ($858.89)

9.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($81,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
South Dakota average:

7.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.89% ($76,862 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.78% ($79,612)
from Lincoln County, SD  0.54% ($51,441)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alcester:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alcester:

  • KUSD (89.7 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: S/DAKOTA BD OF DIR FOR ED. TELECOMUN)
  • KVHT (106.3 FM; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: CULHANE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KYBB (102.7 FM; CANTON, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/C COMPANY)
  • KMXC (97.3 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KIHK (106.9 FM; ROCK VALLEY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Alcester:

  • KUSD-TV (Channel 2; VERMILLION, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.9mTotal length
  • $1,003,000Total costs
  • 7,916Total average daily traffic
  • 1,082Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,491Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Alcester, SD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Alcester, SD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Alcester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • High School Iowa And Hallett (Lat: 43.025000 Lon: -96.628639), Call Sign: KNJD773, Licensee ID: L00083075,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHz, Grant Date: 02/06/2014, Expiration Date: 05/01/2024, Registrant: Alcester-Hudson School District #61-1, Alcester, SD 57001-0198, Phone: (605) 934-1890, Fax: (605) 934-1936, Email:
  • ALCESTER, 100 Iowa St. (Lat: 42.975000 Lon: -96.318639), Call Sign: WNZU782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.900 MHz, Grant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 06/25/2022, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 2 Mi Se (Lat: 42.989167 Lon: -96.616972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WNMY624, Licensee ID: L00036064,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.475 MHz, 462.475 MHz, Grant Date: 03/01/2005, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2012, Certifier: Danny L Horner, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Service Inc.
  • 3 Mi S And 3 Mi W Big Springs Sws (Lat: 42.982500 Lon: -96.696972), Call Sign: WNJG343, Licensee ID: L00008030,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.150 MHz, Grant Date: 06/04/1997, Expiration Date: 07/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2002, Registrant: East River Electric Power Cooperative Inc, Box E, Madison, SD 57042, Phone: (605) 256-4536
  • Lat: 42.927167 Lon: -96.643611, Call Sign: WQNV433,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.162 MHz, Grant Date: 06/07/2011, Expiration Date: 06/07/2021, Certifier: Charlie Nygard, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
  • 29762 477th. Ave. (Lat: 43.074444 Lon: -96.667500), Call Sign: WQSR702,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.495 MHz, Grant Date: 11/04/2013, Expiration Date: 11/04/2023, Certifier: Stuart Carlson, Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 8137600040004380, Lat: 43.000861 Lon: -96.628000, Type: Mast, Structure height: 6.8 m, Call Sign: WQJA665,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80211, Phone: (402) 739-8482, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • Highway 11, 2 1/3 Miles South Of (Lat: 42.976917 Lon: -96.628361), Call Sign: KNKO492,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Registrant: Booker Electric, 1322 A St., Fairbury, NE 68352, Phone: (605) 728-3903, Email:
  • Alcester Water Tank (Lat: 43.024972 Lon: -96.626694), Overall height: 44.2 m, Call Sign: KNLR410,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.250 MHz, Grant Date: 05/24/2016, Expiration Date: 06/13/2026, Registrant: Booker Communications, 1322 A St., Fairbury, NE 68352, Phone: (605) 728-3903, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: AA0GN, Previous Call Sign: N0NRF, Licensee ID: L00210019, Grant Date: 10/18/2001, Expiration Date: 12/03/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2013, Registrant: Richard L Grimshaw, 30271 478th Avenue, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: AA0TD, Licensee ID: L00709978, Grant Date: 07/01/2003, Expiration Date: 09/28/2013, Cancellation Date: 09/29/2015, Certifier: Douglas C Stubbs, Registrant: Douglas C Stubbs, 400 E 1st St, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: KA0NPK, Licensee ID: L00986293, Grant Date: 10/24/1997, Expiration Date: 10/24/2007, Cancellation Date: 10/27/2009, Registrant: William D Pigman, Rr 2 Box 130a, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: KB0JAD, Licensee ID: L00211079, Grant Date: 03/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/07/2021, Certifier: Martha A Grimshaw, Registrant: Martha A Grimshaw, 30271 478th Avenue, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: W0WUU, Licensee ID: L00415301, Grant Date: 10/30/2001, Expiration Date: 10/30/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2002, Registrant: Melvin C Johnson, 307 Circle Dr Apt 1, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: KC0RPA, Licensee ID: L00810680, Grant Date: 02/10/2004, Expiration Date: 02/10/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2004, Certifier: Nathan P Reiss, Registrant: Nathan P Reiss, 5050 Jefferson Dr, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Call Sign: K5NPR, Previous Call Sign: KC0RPA, Licensee ID: L00810680, Grant Date: 06/22/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/27/2004, Certifier: Nathan P Reiss, Registrant: Nathan P Reiss, 505 Jefferson Dr, Alcester, SD 57001

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: LARSEN DAVID E DAKOTA HAWK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85-12F (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 369DH , Serial Number: 0069, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 10/18/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 03/19/2013
    Registrant (Individual): David E Larsen, Po Box 353, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4019U , Serial Number: 15061419, Year manufactured: 1965, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Larsen, 506 Lincoln Dr, Alcester, SD 57001
  • Aircraft: RYAN NAVION A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4880K , Serial Number: NAV-4-1880, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 07/25/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 04/28/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Peter A Larsen, Box 137, Alcester, SD 57001

2008 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2008 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 18 took place in 2009, and the least - 1 in 2013. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Alcester, SD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.5%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Alcester, SD
    • 6557.5%Outside Fires
    • 3531.0%Structure Fires
    • 87.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 54.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Alcester, SD
Most common first names in Alcester, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1481.3 years
George1481.4 years
Anna1289.2 years
Ruth1186.8 years
Arthur1081.5 years
Oscar1082.3 years
Mary1093.6 years
Clarence1083.4 years
Mildred987.1 years
Henry978.5 years
Most common last names in Alcester, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4283.9 years
Anderson3481.6 years
Peterson1582.3 years
Ericson1386.4 years
Swanson1284.4 years
Ludwig1181.8 years
Nelson978.2 years
Miller983.5 years
Keiser979.5 years
Larson991.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Alcester, SD
  • 71.4%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Alcester, SD
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 43.4%Utility gas
  • 3.5%No fuel used


Alcester compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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