Alpena, South Dakota

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Category Value
Nearest Medium City 93 miles NW of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 236 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Jerauld
Standard Zip Codes 57312
Phone Area Codes 605
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.181
Longitude -98.365

Alpena 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 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 21.5 inches
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Alpena Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 265 100%
Male 138 52.1%
Female 127 47.9%
Under 18 66 24.9%
18+ 199 75.1%
65+ 47 17.7%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.82
White 264 99.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.4%

Estimated Alpena Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 247
Growth -18
Growth % -6.8%

Alpena 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 39.4%
US/American 16.1%
Norwegian 10.9%
English 7.3%
Dutch 5.7%
Irish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
Danish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
French Canadian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Czech 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alpena 265 $38,000
Cavour 141 $38,750
Huron 11,893 $40,234
Letcher 177 $37,083
Wessington Springs 1,011 $40,962
Wolsey 418 $42,679
Woonsocket 720 $38,304
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