Alexandria, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 626 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
 
Males: 286  (45.8%)
Females: 340  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  32.6 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57311.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,738 (it was $31,875 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$45,738
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,353 (it was $16,120 in 2000)

Alexandria city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,462 (it was $44,100 in 2000)
Alexandria:

$84,462
SD:

$138,400

Median gross rent in 2013: $627.

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  • Races in Alexandria, SD (2010)

    Alexandria races chart
    • 60097.6%White alone
    • 101.6%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Alexandria: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (49.9%), Irish (14.5%), Norwegian (7.4%), United States (5.5%), Czech (5.3%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/13/1885

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,158 people per square mile   (low).

Alexandria, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Alexandria:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexandria city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,720 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,370 (1.7%)

Alexandria satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (53.2 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (188.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (527.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fulton, SD (2.3 miles) , Farmer, SD (2.6 miles) , Emery, SD (3.0 miles ), Spencer, SD (3.3 miles) , Ethan, SD (3.6 miles ), Mitchell, SD (3.6 miles ), Milltown, SD (4.0 miles) , Bridgewater, SD (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 43.65 N, Longitude: 97.78 W

Area code: 605

Alexandria household income distribution Alexandria home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +46 (+8.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Alexandria: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Alexandria, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alexandria, South Dakota average temperatures Alexandria, South Dakota average precipitation Alexandria, South Dakota humidity Alexandria, South Dakota wind speed Alexandria, South Dakota snowfall Alexandria, South Dakota sunshine Alexandria, South Dakota clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Alexandria-area historical tornado activity is above South Dakota state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Alexandria city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 6/20/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Alexandria-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 66% 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 89.8 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 641.8 miles away from Alexandria center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 163.5 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 35.8 miles away from Alexandria center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 403.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hanson County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alexandria topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alexandria:

  • MITCHELL CMTY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE HOME HLTH (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • FIRESTEEL HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • WILGE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • MITCHELL RETIREMENT NRSG CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexandria:

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 51 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 68 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 75 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 106 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 109 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Northeast Community College (about 113 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 115 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

Public high school in Alexandria:

Public elementary/middle schools in Alexandria:

See full list of schools located in Alexandria

Library in Alexandria:

  • ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,387; Location: 421 MAIN ST; 10,763 books; 95 audio materials; 543 video materials; 24 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Churches - St. Martin's Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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Notable locations in Alexandria: Alexandria Fire Department and First Responders (A), Alexandria City Hall (B), Alexandria Public Library (C), Hanson County Courthouse (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hanson 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 Alexandria and their reported violations in the past:

ALEXANDRIA (Population served: 615, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In FEB-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.3%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.0%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Alexandria 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Alexandria (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: at 450 Main St, branch established on 1946/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $71.3 mil, Deposits: $60.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
South Dakota average:

10.0

Alexandria travel time to work - commute Alexandria mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alexandria city (based on Hanson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,1844
Evangelical Protestant6686
Mainline Protestant1622
None1,317-
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: 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Hanson County:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.8%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hanson County:

28.2%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$1,357$16,2840$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,472$41,6642$759
Totals for Government 2$4,829$28,9742$759

6.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davison County, SD  0.79% ($37,214 average AGI)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.62% ($29,545)


7.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,929 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davison County, SD  0.89% ($30,500 average AGI)
to Pinal County, AZ  0.56% ($41,300)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alexandria:

  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KNWC (1270 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alexandria:

  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KVCF (90.5 FM; FREEMAN, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KKLS-FM (104.7 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Alexandria:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 25636 421st Ave (Lat: 43.680333 Lon: -97.787583), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.6 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN273
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • James E McDonald, 25551 421st Avenue (196487439 Sd09_alexandria) (Lat: 43.680333 Lon: -97.787583), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • James E McDonald, 25551 421st Avenue (196487439 Sd09_alexandria) (Lat: 43.680333 Lon: -97.787583), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F2-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Michael P Goggin, 25551 421st Avenue (196487439 Sd09_alexandria) (Lat: 43.680333 Lon: -97.787583), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000
  • Michael P Goggin, 25551 421st Avenue (196487439 Sd09_alexandria) (Lat: 43.680333 Lon: -97.787583), Type: 60.7, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2024572055, Mg7268@att.Com, 1120 20TH STREET, N.W., SUITE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 4 Mi E .5 Mi S (Lat: 43.674972 Lon: -97.874528), Call Sign: KNGM248
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 05/12/2023
    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:
  • ALEXANDRIA BOOSTER, Alexandria Booster - 0.46 Mi E Of Broad St Off 257th St (Lat: 43.658111 Lon: -97.767722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: WQAB242
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/26/2004, Expiration Date: 04/26/2014, Certifier: Daniel Schroeder
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc, 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: AA0YN, Licensee ID: L00268144
    Grant Date: 06/17/2004, Expiration Date: 07/20/2014
    Registrant: Dan S Pueppke, 42474 251st St, Alexandria, SD 57311-7612
  • Call Sign: KB0PPA, Licensee ID: L00763350
    Grant Date: 09/09/2004, Expiration Date: 11/15/2014
    Registrant: Mark R King, 550 9th St, Alexandria, SD 57311
  • Call Sign: KB0VXO, Licensee ID: L01214541
    Grant Date: 11/18/2006, Expiration Date: 11/18/2016
    Registrant: Lynette S Pueppke, 42474 251st St, Alexandria, SD 57311
  • Call Sign: KC0CAS, Licensee ID: L01324195
    Grant Date: 09/18/2007, Expiration Date: 10/06/2017
    Registrant: Cindy F King, 550 9th St, Alexandria, SD 57311-2211
  • Call Sign: N0RAN
    Grant Date: 02/04/1992, Expiration Date: 02/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2004
    Registrant: Noah J Coffer, Box 83 400 E 4th St, Alexandria, SD 57311
  • Call Sign: W0PAK, Previous Call Sign: KB0YKF, Licensee ID: L00268144
    Grant Date: 11/04/1996, Expiration Date: 11/04/2006, Cancellation Date: 11/05/2008
    Registrant: Radio Amateur Telecommunicators, 42474 251st St, Alexandria, SD 57311-7612
  • Call Sign: KC0HMQ, Licensee ID: L00200106
    Grant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 12/21/2020, Certifier: Don H Pueppke
    Registrant: Don H Pueppke, 42472 251st St, Alexandria, SD 57311

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MATTHEWS D M / MATTHEWS M E KITFOX II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 911KF , Serial Number: 324, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Paul D Iburg, 25098 421st Ave, Alexandria, SD 57311

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Alexandria, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1081.9 years
George975.0 years
John879.1 years
Leo777.6 years
Edward778.0 years
James679.8 years
Joseph677.7 years
Frank683.0 years
Lawrence676.0 years
Marie677.0 years
Most common last names in Alexandria, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kayser1178.7 years
Smith971.6 years
Jarding879.1 years
Plagmann786.9 years
Steilen677.3 years
Gust665.2 years
Letcher685.0 years
Cummings588.2 years
Marquardt459.3 years
Wagner479.3 years

Businesses in Alexandria, SD

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  • Lane Furniture: 1
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