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Alpena, South Dakota

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Welcome to Alpena ...

The pronunciation of Alpena: al-PEE-nuh<1>

The town of Alpena is located in Jerauld County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Alpena has a population of 283 people<2> (see below for details).

Alpena is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Alpena is within the (605) area code.

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 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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alpena and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpena. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alpena. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Alpena. 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpena. The point that we are using 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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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alpena.


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