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Alpena is a town in Jerauld County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Alpena. For links to other places called Alpena, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alpena is 44.183N. The longitude is -98.367W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,319 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 265.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alpena demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jerauld 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 57312 ZIP code.
32% of Alpena residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alpena ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alpena was $13,533, compared with $21,587 nationally.
2% of Alpena residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alpena, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $210. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $543.
Jerauld County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alpena political report.
The average commute time for Alpena workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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