Alexandria, Alabama

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Alexandria, Alabama
The old post office in Alexandria was restored by the Alexandria Historical Preservation Society in 2016.
The old post office in Alexandria was restored by the Alexandria Historical Preservation Society in 2016.
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Alabama
Location in Calhoun County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°45′57″N 85°53′3″W / 33.76583°N 85.88417°W / 33.76583; -85.88417
CountryUnited States
 • Total11.15 sq mi (28.87 km2)
 • Land11.13 sq mi (28.83 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
577 ft (176 m)
 • Total3,917
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code256
FIPS code01-01180
GNIS feature ID0157876

Alexandria is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Calhoun County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 3,917.[3] It is included in the AnnistonOxford, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Alexandria is located near the center of Calhoun County at 33°45′57″N 85°53′3″W / 33.76583°N 85.88417°W / 33.76583; -85.88417 (33.766072, -85.884389).[4] It is bordered to the south by the Saks CDP.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Alexandria CDP has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.8 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.11%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 3,917 people, 1,505 households, and 1,150 families residing in Alexandria. The population density was 352 people per square mile (136.1/km²). There were 1,599 housing units at an average density of 143.6 per square mile (55.5/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 87.4% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,505 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.99.

The population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in Alexandria was $41,324, and the median income for a family was $66,061. Males had a median income of $47,788 versus $30,294 for females. The per capita income for the community was $21,647. About 19.8% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.7% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.


There are three public schools located in the community:

All three schools are part of the Calhoun County School System.


Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines.[7]

Other information[edit]

Though not incorporated, Alexandria is a rapidly growing community. There are a number of restaurants and stores on US 431 within this area, including a grocery store at the intersection with State Route 144 (formerly State Route 62).

Local history[edit]

The Battle of Tallasseehatchee was fought in 1813, when Andrew Jackson sent General John Coffee with 900 dragoons (cavalry) to attack the Red Stick Creek Indians, 3.2 miles (5.1 km) north of Alexandria. Legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett participated in the ensuing massacre, where 180 warriors were killed.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Alexandria CDP, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  7. ^ Greyhound Alexandria AL Station

Coordinates: 33°45′58″N 85°53′04″W / 33.766072°N 85.884389°W / 33.766072; -85.884389