Alpena, South Dakota

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Population in 2014: 276 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 133  (48.5%)
Females: 143  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  47.5 years
South Dakota median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 57312.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,512 (it was $35,455 in 2000)
Alpena:

$65,512
SD:

$54,467

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $42,891 (it was $13,533 in 2000)

Alpena town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $52,690 (it was $29,300 in 2000)
Alpena:

$52,690
SD:

$160,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $63,821; Detached houses: $66,844; Mobile homes: $50,039

Median gross rent in 2016: $738.

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  • Races in Alpena, SD (2010)

    Alpena races chart
    • 20872.7%White alone
    • 6823.8%Hispanic
    • 51.7%Two or more races
    • 31.0%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.7%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alpena: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.2%), Czech (5.5%), Norwegian (4.1%), English (3.4%), Scandinavian (3.4%), American (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1310 feet

Land area: 1.65 square miles.

Population density: 168 people per square mile   (very low).

Alpena, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Alpena:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alpena town:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

22 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America).

This town:

7.5%
South Dakota:

3.2%



According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Alpena, South Dakota as of March 21, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Alpena to the number of sex offenders is 148 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $864 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $671 (1.2%)

Alpena satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (93.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (234.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (563.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Virgil, SD (2.8 miles) , Lane, SD (2.9 miles) , Woonsocket, SD (3.2 miles ), Wessington Springs, SD (3.5 miles ), Huron, SD (3.8 miles ), Morningside, SD (3.9 miles) , Wolsey, SD (4.1 miles ), Forestburg, SD (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 44.18 N, Longitude: 98.37 W

Area code: 605

Alpena household income distribution Alpena home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
South Dakota:

3.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +15 (+6.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
  • Manufacturing (47%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Alpena, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alpena-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Alpena town center injured 4 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/24/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the town center caused $510,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alpena-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 607.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
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 51.7 miles away from Alpena center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 153.5 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 101.3 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 27.3 miles away from Alpena 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 382.9 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 Jerauld County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alpena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alpena:

  • AVERA WESKOTA MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - CAH Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD)
  • WESKOTA MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD)
  • SUNQUEST HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HURON, SD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpena:

  • South Dakota State University (about 80 miles; Brookings, SD; Full-time enrollment: 10,392)
  • Northern State University (about 89 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 90 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of South Dakota (about 121 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 131 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 146 miles; Granite Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,225)
  • Wayne State College (about 151 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

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Notable location: Alpena Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rest Haven Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jerauld County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.0%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.8%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.7% of all households

Banks with branches in Alpena (2011 data):

  • American Bank & Trust: Alpena Branch at 100 Main Street, branch established on 1964/05/02. Info updated 2011/10/25: Bank assets: $378.1 mil, Deposits: $304.8 mil, headquarters in Wessington Springs, SD, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Leackco Bank Holding Company, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
South Dakota average:

10.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Alpena town (based on Jerauld County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8577
Catholic3261
Evangelical Protestant2364
Other1-
None651-
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
Jerauld County:

5.04 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Jerauld County:

10.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

15.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.1%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Jerauld County:

25.5%
South Dakota:

27.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Alpena:

49.3%
South Dakota:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Alpena:

44.1%
South Dakota:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
South Dakota:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Alpena:

24.3%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
South Dakota:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Alpena:

35.1%
South Dakota:

34.2%

General health condition:
Alpena:

52.3%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.1%
South Dakota:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alpena, SD Residents
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 0$0 1$940
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$389
Sewerage 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 7$1,829

6.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
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 Beadle County, SD  1.71% ($69,846 average AGI)


8.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
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 Beadle County, SD  1.42% ($30,818 average AGI)
to Davison County, SD  1.29% ($20,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alpena:

  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KIJV (1340 AM; 1 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KKAA (1560 AM; 10 kW; ABERDEEN, SD; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alpena:

  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • KZKK (105.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K217CE (91.3 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ED. TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Alpena)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 44.241111 Lon: -98.359722, Call Sign: WQRV283
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.380 MHz, 154.515 MHzGrant Date: 07/31/2013, Expiration Date: 07/31/2023, Certifier: Brian BaumRegistrant: Vantek Communications, 221 S Jessica Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 332-4144, Fax: (605) 331-6943, Email:
  • ALPENA WATER TANK, 421 5th St S (Lat: 44.179278 Lon: -98.367222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQVX815
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHzGrant Date: 06/10/2015, Expiration Date: 06/10/2025, Certifier: Kurt PfeifleRegistrant: Kp Electronics Inc, 415 Sargon Way, Suite F, Horsham, PA 19044, Phone: (215) 442-7460, Fax: (215) 442-7461, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 2.5 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 44.194139 Lon: -98.318417), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WMU875, Licensee ID: L00123958
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/15/1994, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 08/19/2010Registrant: Independent Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 5103, Sioux Falls, SD 57117
  • ALPENA TWR, Ne 1/4 Se6 Warren Township Canborn Ct Sd (Lat: 44.194167 Lon: -98.318056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 262 m, Call Sign: WQVN222, Licensee ID: L01396195
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2015, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Duane ButtRegistrant: Dakota Communications, Ltd., 711 Wells Avenue P.O. Box 364, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: (605) 280-5444, Email:
  • Alpena, 8 Mi W (Lat: 44.184167 Lon: -98.516944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 67 m, Overall height: 69 m, Call Sign: WEH429, Licensee ID: L00001523
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 06/05/2010, Expiration Date: 06/30/2020Registrant: Basin Electric Power Cooperative

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH S35 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5720K , Serial Number: D-7520, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/1964
    Registrant (Individual): Leland E Krueger, 21987 389th Ave, Alpena, SD 57312

Drinking water stations with addresses in Alpena and their reported violations in the past:

ALPENA (Population served: 286, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-14-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2014)
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2014)
  • 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-27-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Most common first names in Alpena, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harold678.2 years
Fred679.0 years
John680.0 years
William468.7 years
Martha379.7 years
Mary362.4 years
Minnie390.0 years
Edward381.0 years
Emil377.0 years
Richard370.3 years
Most common last names in Alpena, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Neuharth681.0 years
Peterson680.1 years
Nelson578.0 years
Baruth484.3 years
Huether483.5 years
Brandenburg480.0 years
Smith480.7 years
Bauder386.7 years
Hannah374.3 years
Hayes385.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (59%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Alpena compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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