Alexandria, South Dakota

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Alexandria, South Dakota
City
Location in Hanson County and the state of South Dakota
Location in Hanson County and the state of South Dakota
Coordinates: 43°39′17″N 97°46′53″W / 43.65472°N 97.78139°W / 43.65472; -97.78139Coordinates: 43°39′17″N 97°46′53″W / 43.65472°N 97.78139°W / 43.65472; -97.78139
Country United States
State South Dakota
County Hanson
Founded 1880 [1]
Incorporated 1885[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 615
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 623
 • Density 991.9/sq mi (383.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57311
Area code(s) 605
FIPS code 46-00820[5]
GNIS feature ID 1253612[6]
Website www.alexandriasd.com

Alexandria is a city in Hanson County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Mitchell, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 615 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hanson County.[7]

History[edit]

Alexandria's post office was established in 1880, and the city later incorporated in 1885.[1] The city was named for railroad president Alexander Mitchell.[8]

The town's VFW Teener team captured the VFW State Championship in 2007 and placed 2nd in 2013 VFW State Championship. Also the towns football team, the Hanson Beavers, captured the school's first ever state championship in 2005. The town's High School Basketball team, then called the Alexandria Beavers, won the State "B" Championship in 1963 and 1965, settling for first runner up in 1964. In 2012 the Beavers were State Tournament consolation champions. Since 2005, the Hanson Beaver Football Team has captured four state titles and are currently back to back to back champions winning in 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Pioneers of Alexandria South Dakota 1880-82 Photo April 5, 1902

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.[2] Alexandria has been assigned the ZIP code 57311, and the FIPS place code 00820.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 680
1910 955 40.4%
1920 965 1.0%
1930 688 −28.7%
1940 746 8.4%
1950 714 −4.3%
1960 614 −14.0%
1970 598 −2.6%
1980 588 −1.7%
1990 518 −11.9%
2000 563 8.7%
2010 615 9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 615 people, 231 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density was 991.9 inhabitants per square mile (383.0 /km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 401.6 per square mile (155.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.5% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 231 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 37.5 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 563 people, 234 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,041.9 people per square mile (402.5/km²). There were 251 housing units at an average density of 464.5 per square mile (179.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.29% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 234 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $45,333. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,120. About 2.8% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents and natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "SD Towns". South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Alexandria, South Dakota". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-05-29.