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Alpha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 91 miles E of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 122 miles SW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 56111
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.638
Longitude -94.87

Alpha Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station WINDOM
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station MILFORD 4 NW
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 29.5 inches
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Alpha Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 126 100%
Male 61 48.4%
Female 65 51.6%
Under 18 31 24.6%
18+ 95 75.4%
65+ 21 16.7%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 124 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.8%

Estimated Alpha Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 122
Growth -4
Growth % -3.2%

Alpha Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 46%
Norwegian 24.1%
Swedish 6.9%
Czech 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.6%
English 3.4%
Irish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Belgian 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alpha 126 $46,250
Ceylon 413 $32,708
Dunnell 197 $44,792
Jackson 3,501 $42,553
Sherburn 1,082 $35,132
Trimont 754 $40,000
Welcome 721 $38,438
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