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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.
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Pulaski, Saline
Area
 • Total 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
358 ft (109 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,385
 • Density 1,499.11/sq mi (578.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72002
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-00580
GNIS feature ID 0057254

Alexander is a city in Pulaski and Saline counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. 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.

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).

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,901
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Alexander racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,230 36.34%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 687 20.3%
Native American 14 0.41%
Asian 28 0.83%
Other/Mixed 154 4.55%
Hispanic or Latino 1,272 37.58%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,385 people, 1,034 households, and 725 families residing in the city.

Education

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

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

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