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Welcome to Alpena ...

The town of Alpena is located in Jerauld County.

The location of Alpena has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Alpena: al-PEE-nuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alpena has a population of 283 people<3> (see below for details).

Alpena is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Alpena: (605)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alpena had a population of 286 people (or 13.81% of the total population of Jerauld County). This makes Alpena the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Alpena represents 0.04% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 286 people, the population of Alpena increased 7.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 265 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Alpena had an population of 283 people. This is a decrease of 1.05% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.79% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alpena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Dale   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Forestburg   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huron   [Map]   13,118   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lane   [Map]   59   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Media   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morningside   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alpena.

Communities Also Named Alpena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Alpena - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nova Scotia and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpena. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpena.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alpena:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpena ...

Looking for more information about Alpena? 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 Alpena, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alpena.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Jerauld County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Alpena. 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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alpena.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Alpena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alpena. 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 Alpena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1833, Longitude: -98.3681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alpena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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