Alexander, Arkansas

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Alexander, Arkansas
Location of Alexander in Pulaski County and Saline County, Arkansas.
Location of Alexander in Pulaski County and Saline County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 34°37′53″N 92°26′39″W / 34.63139°N 92.44417°W / 34.63139; -92.44417Coordinates: 34°37′53″N 92°26′39″W / 34.63139°N 92.44417°W / 34.63139; -92.44417
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
CountiesPulaski, Saline
Area
 • Total2.25 sq mi (5.84 km2)
 • Land2.25 sq mi (5.84 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
358 ft (109 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,901
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
3,457
 • Density1,533.72/sq mi (592.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72002
Area code(s)501
FIPS code05-00580
GNIS feature ID0057254
Websitewww.cityofalexander.com

Alexander is a city in Pulaski and Saline counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas.[3] Located in Central Arkansas, the town was founded as a construction camp for the nearby railroad. Following its completion, the citizens decided to incorporate in 1887. Alexander is home to the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center. The population was 2,901 at the 2010 census.[4]

Geography

Alexander is located at 34°37′53″N 92°26′39″W / 34.63139°N 92.44417°W / 34.63139; -92.44417 (34.631508, -92.444188).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all land.[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
20102,901
2019 (est.)3,457[2]19.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the 2000 census,[8] there were 614 people, 276 households, and 171 families in the town. The population density was 526.8/km2 (1,369.5/mi²). There were 305 housing units at an average density of 261.7/km2 (680.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.68% White, 26.71% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 276 households 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 32.6% of households were one person and 6.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.79.

The age distribution was 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

The median household income was $30,050 and the median family income was $35,341. Males had a median income of $28,571 versus $21,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,157. About 9.5% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The Saline County portion is in the Bryant School District,[9] which operates Bryant High School.

The Pulaski County portion is in the Pulaski County Special School District.[10][11] It is zoned to Lawson Elementary School, Joe T. Robinson Middle School, and Joe T. Robinson High School.[12]

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Arkansas: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. United States Census Bureau. August 2012. p. III-6. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Alexander city, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Alexander city, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Saline County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-02-28.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Pulaski County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Pulaski County Special School District Zones" (PDF). Pulaski County Election Commission. Retrieved 2021-03-03. - The the finder of ArcGIS used by the State of Arkansas confirms it is an exclave of the Pulaski County SSD.
  12. ^ "School Zone Map". Pulaski County Special School District. Retrieved 2021-03-03.