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Alcester is a city in Union County, in the Sioux City metro area.

The community was named for a British Army colonel.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Alcester. For links to other places called Alcester, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Alcester is 43.021N. The longitude is -96.63W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,375 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 887.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,432
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Alcester demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Union County Fair - Aug. 2-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Alcester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Alcester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57001 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Alcester residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alcester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alcester was $16,593, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Alcester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Alcester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.


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Libraries in Alcester include Alcester Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Alcester include Alcester Union & Hudsonite

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Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alcester political report.

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The average commute time for Alcester workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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