Alexandria, South Dakota
|Alexandria, South Dakota|
Location in Hanson County and the state of South Dakota
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2012)||623|
|• Density||991.9/sq mi (383.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1253612|
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.
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.
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. Alexandria has been assigned the ZIP code 57311, and the FIPS place code 00820.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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
- Martin E. Conlan, member of the South Dakota State Senate
- Henry Montgomery, member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
- "SD Towns" (PDF). South Dakota State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-02-10.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 161.