Alexis, Illinois

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Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Mercer, Warren
Townships Spring Grove, Kelly, Suez, North Henderson
Coordinates 41°3′48″N 90°33′18″W / 41.06333°N 90.55500°W / 41.06333; -90.55500Coordinates: 41°3′48″N 90°33′18″W / 41.06333°N 90.55500°W / 41.06333; -90.55500
Area 0.48 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.48 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 863 (2000)
Density 1,778.6 / sq mi (687 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 61412
Area code 309
Location of Alexis within Illinois
Location of Alexis within Illinois

Alexis is a village in Mercer and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 863 at the 2000 census.[1]

The Warren County portion of Alexis is part of the Galesburg Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Mercer County portion is part of the DavenportMolineRock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Alexis was first named Alexander after one of its founders, J. E. Alexander, in 1870. After learning of another Illinois town named Alexander, the founders wanted a new name. Around this time, Grand Duke Alexis was visiting the country, after whom the town was renamed.[2]


Aerial view of Alexis, 2012

Alexis is located at 41°3′48″N 90°33′18″W / 41.06333°N 90.55500°W / 41.06333; -90.55500 (41.063433, -90.554951).[3]

The village is situated along the boundary between Warren and Mercer counties. In the 2000 census, 499 of Alexis' 863 residents (57.8%) lived in Warren County and 364 (42.2%) lived in Mercer County.[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2), all land.[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 863 people, 361 households, and 246 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,778.6 people per square mile (680.0/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 789.3 per square mile (301.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.65% White, 0.12% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.20% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,705, and the median income for a family was $46,364. Males had a median income of $32,419 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,059. About 4.0% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.


Alexis Fire Equipment [1] a manufacturer of fire engines and fire fighting related equipment is the village's largest employer.

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