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Alcester, South Dakota
"Small Town Treasure"
|• Total||0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)|
|• Land||0.73 sq mi (1.88 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,375 ft (419 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,038.51/sq mi (401.18/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1253607|
Alcester was platted in 1879; early variant names were Linia and Irene. The present name honors Colonel Alcester of the British army. The weekly Alcester Union newspaper began publishing in 1888.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
Alcester-Hudson High School is the only high school in the Alcester-Hudson School District.
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