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Welcome to Alcester ...

The city of Alcester is located in Union County<1>.

The location of Alcester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Alcester: AL-ses-tur<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alcester has a population of 751 people<4> (see below for details).

Alcester is 1,390 feet [424 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Alcester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alcester is located in the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alcester had an population of 751 people. This is a decrease of 6.94% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alcester had a population of 807 people (which is 5.6% of the total population of Union County). This makes Alcester the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Alcester represents 0.1% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 807 people, the population of Alcester decreased 8.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 880 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alcester.

Communities Also Named Alcester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alcester - it's located in Manitoba.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alcester.

Communities near Alcester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alcester.

  • Canton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Alcester
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,471 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
  • Hawarden [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawarden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawarden
    • Hawarden [Sioux County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Alcester
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,486 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawarden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawarden<7>
  • Beresford [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beresford
    • Beresford [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Alcester
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beresford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beresford<7>
  • Akron [Plymouth County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akron
    • Akron [Plymouth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Alcester
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centerville [Turner County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Turner County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2018: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<7>
    • Ireton [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireton
      • Ireton [Sioux County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2018: 604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ireton<7>
    • Hudson [Lincoln County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2018: 331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Nora [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nora
      • Nora [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nora
    • Spink [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spink
      • Spink [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2014: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spink
    • Emmet [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmet
      • Emmet [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Alcester
      • Estimated population in 2014: 231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alcester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alcester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alcester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alcester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alcester. See our Newspapers Page for Alcester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcester ...

Looking for more information about Alcester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alcester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alcester.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alcester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alcester. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alcester.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alcester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alcester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0230, Longitude: -96.6289       In this case, the coordinates for Alcester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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