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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Norwegian (13.1%), Dutch (12.9%), Swedish (7.9%), Irish (7.2%), French (4.3%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 10/03/1893
Elevation: 1370 feet
Land area: 0.34 square miles.
Population density: 2,320 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Alcester:
High school or higher: 89.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Alcester city:
Never married: 15.6%
Now married: 59.9%
19 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.8% Europe).
According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Alcester, South Dakota as of May 26, 2017. The ratio of number of residents in Alcester to the number of sex offenders is 405 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,230 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,014 (1.4%)
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).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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 personand causedbetween $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 peopleand causedbetween $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
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)
The number of natural disasters in Union County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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)
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
Air pollution and air quality trends (lower is better)
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
Religion statistics for Alcester city (based on Union County data)
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
High School Iowa And Hallett (Lat: 43.025000 Lon: -96.628639), Call Sign: KNJD773, Licensee ID: L00083075 Assigned Frequencies: 155.295 MHzGrant Date: 02/06/2014, Expiration Date: 05/01/2024Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/28/2012, Expiration Date: 06/25/2022Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2005, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2012, Certifier: Danny L HornerRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/1997, Expiration Date: 07/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2002Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2011, Expiration Date: 06/07/2021, Certifier: Charlie NygardRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/04/2013, Expiration Date: 11/04/2023, Certifier: Stuart CarlsonRegistrant: 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 Paging Towers:
Highway 11, 2 1/3 Miles South Of (Lat: 42.976917 Lon: -96.628361), Call Sign: KNKO492 Assigned Frequencies: 454.625 MHzGrant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/2006, Expiration Date: 06/13/2016Registrant: Booker Communications, 1322 A St., Fairbury, NE 68352, Phone: (605) 728-3903, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
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:
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 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 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 Registrant (Individual): Peter A Larsen, Box 137, Alcester, SD 57001
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7273D , Serial Number: 18-5681, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1957 Registrant (Individual): Lowell R Pearson, 29677 478th Ave, Alcester, SD 57001
Drinking water stations with addresses in Alcester that have no violations reported:
ALCESTER (Population served: 807,Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Most common first names in Alcester, SD among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Alcester, SD among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (72%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
No fuel used (1%)
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 above state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students significantly below state average.