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Alpena
Alpena, South Dakota
Location in Jerauld County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Jerauld County and the state of South Dakota
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Jerauld
Platted 1883
Area
 • Total 1.65 sq mi (4.26 km2)
 • Land 1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,319 ft (402 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 286
 • Estimate 
(2019)
285
 • Density 174.74/sq mi (67.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
57312
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-01020
GNIS feature ID 1253631

Alpena (pronounced al-PEE'-nuh) is a town in northeastern corner of Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census.

History

Alpena was platted in 1883, and most likely was named after Alpena, Michigan, the native home of the town's proprietor. A post office has been in operation at Alpena since 1883.

Geography

Alpena is located at 44°10′55″N 98°22′03″W / 44.181843°N 98.367539°W / 44.181843; -98.367539.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.64 square miles (4.25 km2), of which, 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Alpena has been assigned the ZIP code 57312, and the FIPS place code 01020.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 153
1910 417 172.5%
1920 576 38.1%
1930 499 −13.4%
1940 440 −11.8%
1950 426 −3.2%
1960 407 −4.5%
1970 307 −24.6%
1980 288 −6.2%
1990 251 −12.8%
2000 265 5.6%
2010 286 7.9%
2019 (est.) 285 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 286 people, 110 households, and 73 families residing in the town. The population density was 175.5 inhabitants per square mile (67.8/km2). There were 124 housing units at an average density of 76.1 per square mile (29.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 86.7% White, 0.7% Native American, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 9.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.8% of the population.

There were 110 households, of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the town was 34.3 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

Notable natives

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