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Alexandria
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Small Town USA
Location of Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana.
Location of Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana.
Alexandria is located in Indiana
Alexandria
Alexandria
Location in Indiana
Alexandria is located in the United States
Alexandria
Alexandria
Location in the United States
Alexandria is located in North America
Alexandria
Alexandria
Location in North America
Country United States
State Indiana
County Madison
Township Monroe
Area
 • Total 3.02 sq mi (7.83 km2)
 • Land 3.02 sq mi (7.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
869 ft (265 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,149
 • Density 1,702.15/sq mi (657.25/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
46001
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-00910
GNIS feature ID 0430066
Website cityofalexandria.org

Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is about 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, its population was 5,145, a decrease of 17.8% from 6,260 in 2000.

History

Alexandria was platted in 1836 when it was certain that the Indiana Central Canal would be extended to that point. It was incorporated as a town in 1898.

Geography

Alexandria is located at 40°15′47″N 85°40′35″W / 40.26306°N 85.67639°W / 40.26306; -85.67639. According to the 2010 census, Alexandria has a total area of 2.63 square miles (6.81 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 287
1880 488 70.0%
1890 715 46.5%
1900 7,221 909.9%
1910 5,096 −29.4%
1920 4,172 −18.1%
1930 4,408 5.7%
1940 4,801 8.9%
1950 5,147 7.2%
1960 5,582 8.5%
1970 5,600 0.3%
1980 6,028 7.6%
1990 5,709 −5.3%
2000 6,260 9.7%
2010 5,145 −17.8%
2020 5,149 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

Alexandria is part of the Anderson, Indiana metropolitan statistical area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,145 people, 2,113 households, and 1,362 families living in the city. The population density was 1,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (755.3/km2). There were 2,507 housing units at an average density of 953.2 per square mile (368.0/km2). The racial makup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

Of the 2,113 households 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.2% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 30.1% of households were one person and 12.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age was 38.2 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

Transportation

Airport

Alexandria Airport is a public use airport located southeast of the central business district of Alexandria.

Education

Alexandria Community School Corporation operates public schools.

The town has a lending library, the Alexandria-Monroe Public Library.

Notable people

  • Joey Feek, country singer
  • Bill Gaither, gospel singer/songwriter
  • Danny Gaither, gospel singer
  • Gloria Gaither, author/lyricist, gospel singer
  • Charles Corydon Hall, industrialist
  • Robert L. Rock, politician
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