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Alexander, Iowa
Location of Alexander, Iowa
Location of Alexander, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Franklin
Area
 • Total 4.27 sq mi (11.05 km2)
 • Land 4.27 sq mi (11.05 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,270 ft (387 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 164
 • Density 38.41/sq mi (14.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 164 at the 2020 census.

Alexander is the hometown of Iowa Congressman Tom Latham.

History

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

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

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%
2020 164 −6.3%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
AlexanderIowaPopPlot
The population of Alexander, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 175 people, 70 households, and 50 families living 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.

Education

The CAL Community School District operates public schools.

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