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Alexander, New York
Location in Genesee County and the state of New York.
Location in Genesee County and the state of New York.
Country United States
State New York
County Genesee
Town Alexander
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
932 ft (284 m)
 • Total 509
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,128.15/sq mi (435.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 585
FIPS code 36-01154
GNIS feature ID 0942301

Alexander is a village in Genesee County, New York, United States. The population was 509 at the 2010 census. The village is named after early settler, Alexander Rea.

The village of Alexander is within the town of Alexander. The village is in the south-central part of the town, south of Batavia.

Alexander is one of only twelve villages in New York still incorporated under a charter, the other villages having incorporated or re-incorporated under the provisions of Village Law.


The village was founded by Alexander Rea on land he purchased in 1802 and was incorporated in 1834.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2). None of the area is covered with water.

Tonawanda Creek flows to the northeast through the village. It eventually turns west and is a tributary of the Niagara River. Alexander is at the junction of Alexander Road (NY Route 98) and Broadway (US Route 20). NY 98 leads north 8 miles (13 km) to Batavia, the county seat, and south 3 miles (5 km) to Attica. US 20 leads east 26 miles (42 km) to Avon and west 22 miles (35 km) to Depew. Buffalo is 32 miles (51 km) to the west of Alexander.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 345
1880 305
1900 230
1910 212 −7.8%
1920 194 −8.5%
1930 212 9.3%
1940 265 25.0%
1950 304 14.7%
1960 335 10.2%
1970 474 41.5%
1980 483 1.9%
1990 445 −7.9%
2000 481 8.1%
2010 509 5.8%
2019 (est.) 493 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 481 people, 172 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,099.4 people per square mile (422.1/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 406.8 per square mile (156.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.34% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.83% Asian, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 172 households, out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.30.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $51,528, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $42,917 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,837. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable person

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