Alexander, Iowa

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Alexander, Iowa
City
Location of Alexander, Iowa
Location of Alexander, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°48′17″N 93°28′39″W / 42.80472°N 93.47750°W / 42.80472; -93.47750Coordinates: 42°48′17″N 93°28′39″W / 42.80472°N 93.47750°W / 42.80472; -93.47750
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Franklin
Area[1]
 • Total 4.27 sq mi (11.06 km2)
 • Land 4.27 sq mi (11.06 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,270 ft (387 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 175
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 174
 • Density 41.0/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50420
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-01090
GNIS feature ID 0454123

Alexander is a city in Franklin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 175 at the 2010 census.

Alexander is the hometown of Iowa Congressman Tom Latham.

History[edit]

Alexander was platted in 1885, not long after the Central Railroad of Iowa had been built through the territory.[4]

Geography[edit]

Alexander is located at 42°48′17″N 93°28′39″W / 42.80472°N 93.47750°W / 42.80472; -93.47750 (42.804760, -93.477395).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.27 square miles (11.06 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 262 —    
1920 315 +20.2%
1930 334 +6.0%
1940 324 −3.0%
1950 278 −14.2%
1960 294 +5.8%
1970 249 −15.3%
1980 190 −23.7%
1990 170 −10.5%
2000 165 −2.9%
2010 175 +6.1%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 175 people, 70 households, and 50 families residing in the city. The population density was 41.0 inhabitants per square mile (15.8/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 20.1 per square mile (7.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.6% Native American, 1.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.

There were 70 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 34.8 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 165 people, 79 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 38.6 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 20.6 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% White, 3.64% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.64% of the population.

There were 79 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.59.

Age spread: 17.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $27,344 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,995. About 6.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 11.3% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Stuart, I. L. (1914). History of Franklin County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 330. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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