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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.
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.
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.
14% of Alcester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Alcester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $304. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Libraries in Alcester include Alcester Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Alcester include Alcester Union & Hudsonite
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alcester political report.
The average commute time for Alcester workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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