Alcester is a city in Union County, South Dakota. It is part of the Sioux City Metro Area, and has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of which is land. The name is in honour of Colonel Alcester of the British Army, before which it was name Irene and Linia.
Manufacturing, retail trade and agriculture are the major contributors to the local economy. There is a local elementary, junior-high and high school under the public schooling system. The closest hopital is the Hawarden Community Hospital, located about 9 miles away in Hawarden, Iowa. The cost of living here is 22.80% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 27 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 90. Snowfall is about 33 inches annually.