Alexandria, Indiana
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Alexandria, Indiana

Alexandria
Nickname(s): 
Small Town USA
Location of Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana.
Alexandria is located in Indiana
Alexandria
Alexandria
Location of Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana.
Alexandria is located in the United States
Alexandria
Alexandria
Alexandria (the United States)
Alexandria is located in North America
Alexandria
Alexandria
Alexandria (North America)
Coordinates: 40°15?47?N 85°40?35?W / 40.26306°N 85.67639°W / 40.26306; -85.67639
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyMadison
TownshipMonroe
Government
 o MayorRon Richardson (D)
Area
 o Total3.02 sq mi (7.83 km2)
 o Land3.02 sq mi (7.83 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
869 ft (265 m)
Population
 o Total5,145
 o Estimate 
(2019)[3]
4,968
 o Density1,642.31/sq mi (634.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46001
Area code(s)765
FIPS code18-00910[4]
GNIS feature ID0430066[5]
Websitecityofalexandria.org

Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is about 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, its population was 5,145, a decrease of 17.8% from 6,260 in 2000.[6]

History

Alexandria was platted in 1836, when it was certain that the Indiana Central Canal would be extended to that point.[7] It was incorporated as a town in 1898.[8]

Geography

Alexandria is located at 40°15?47?N 85°40?35?W / 40.26306°N 85.67639°W / 40.26306; -85.67639Coordinates: 40°15?47?N 85°40?35?W / 40.26306°N 85.67639°W / 40.26306; -85.67639.[9] According to the 2010 census, Alexandria has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2), all land.[10]

Demographics

Alexandria is part of the Anderson, Indiana metropolitan statistical area.

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,145 people, 2,113 households, and 1,362 families living in the city. The population density was 1,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (755.3/km2). There were 2,507 housing units at an average density of 953.2 per square mile (368.0/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

Of the 2,113 households 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.1% of households were one person and 12.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age was 38.2 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,260 people, 2,481 households, and 1,654 families living in the city. The population density was 2,308.6 people per square mile (891.9/km2). There were 2,704 housing units at an average density of 997.2 per square mile (385.2/km2). The racial makup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 2,481 households 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of households were one person and 13.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.04.

The age distribution was 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median household income was $35,359 and the median family income was $42,731. Males had a median income of $30,529 versus $23,384 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,578. About 4.2% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The city council consists of seven members. Five members are elected from individual districts and two are elected at-large. The city is governed by a "strong" mayor system who appoints two council members and/or city residents to serve at the mayor's pleasure on the board of public works and safety. The chief financial officer is the clerk-treasurer. The clerk-treasure and mayor are full-time elected officials. The Alexandria City Court has a part-time locally elected judge.

Transportation

Airport

Alexandria Airport is a public use airport located southeast of the central business district of Alexandria.[12]

Education

Alexandria Community School Corporation operates public schools.

The town has a lending library, the Alexandria-Monroe Public Library.[13]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008.
  6. ^ "Alexandria (city), Indiana - QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ Forkner, John La Rue (1914). History of Madison County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 119.
  8. ^ Forkner, John La Rue; Dyson, Byron H. (1897). Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana. Wilson, Humprheys & Co. p. 840.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ FAA Airport Form 5010 for I99 PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective June 3, 2010.
  13. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 2018.

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