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Alcester, SD

Community Profile & Demographics

2010 2000
Alcester 807 880
Union County 14,399 12,584


Union County City Populations
2010 2000
Beresford 959 2,006
Dakota Dunes 2,540 2,100
Elk Point 1,963 1,714
Jefferson 547 586
North Sioux City 2,530 2,288


Number of Single Family Homes For Sale By Price
$150,000 and under 8
$150,001 to $200,000 3
$200,001 and over 0


Median Home Value $77,419
Average Monthly Rent $450
Apartment Vacancy Percent 10%


Average Annual Temperature 46
Average Annual Rainfall 24
Average Annual Snowfall 40
Average Annual Wind Speed 11
Average Annual Number of Sunny or Partly Sunny Days 208
Average Elevation 1,127


High Average Low
July 86 74 62
January 27 14 6


Health Care
Number of Hospitals 0
Number of Hospitals Within 30 mi. 2
Number of Clinics 1
Number of Physicians 1
Ratio Per 1,000 Population 0.001
Number of Dentists 1


 Recreational Outlets

City Park, City Ball Field, City Golf Course, Hunting, Boating, Camping,
Fishing, Newton Hills State Park


Crime Rate – Per 100,000 population
Property 1,719
Violent 186
Total 1,905


Religious Institutions
Protestant 4
Catholic 0
Synagogues 0
Other 0


Number of School Districts 1
Total Spending Per Student $4,138
Elementary Enrollment 160
Secondary Enrollment 139
Student to Teacher Ratios: Elementary 13:1
Student to Teacher Ratios: Secondary 11:1
Percent of Seniors attending College 78%
Percent of Seniors entering Labor Market 8%
Percent of Seniors entering the Military 14%
Is there a mandatory competency test for high school graduation? no
Percent taking ACT test 78%
Average ACT test 22.3
Percent taking SAT test 0%



Educational Opportunities

The following schools and universities are within 60 miles of Alcester, South Dakota.

Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Avera McKennan Hospital &
University Health Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Bellevue University Sioux Falls, South Dakota & Sioux City, Iowa
Briar Cliff University Sioux City, Iowa
College Center South Sioux City, Nebraska
Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Dordt College Sioux Center, Iowa
Globe University Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Kilian Community College Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Morningside College Sioux City, Iowa
Mount Marty College Yankton, South Dakota
National American University Sioux Falls, South Dakota
National College Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Nebraska Indian Community College South Sioux City, Nebraska
Northwestern College Orange City, Iowa
St. Luke’s College Sioux City, Iowa
Sanford Hospital School of Radiologic Tech. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Southeast Technical Institute Sioux Falls, South Dakota
University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, South Dakota
University of South Dakota Vermillion, South Dakota
University of South Dakota School of Medicine Sioux Falls, South Dakota
USDSU Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, Iowa


Want to know more about living in South Dakota? Visit the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development‘s website where you’ll find community data and information.


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