Alexander, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 172 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 85  (49.7%)
Females: 87  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 50420

Estimated median household income in 2016: $36,076 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Alexander:

$36,076
IA:

$56,247

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,464 (it was $14,995 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $44,254 (it was $40,600 in 2000)
Alexander:

$44,254
IA:

$142,300

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $48,056; Detached houses: $48,107

Median gross rent in 2016: $483.

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    • 16393.1%White alone
    • 126.9%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alexander: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (39.7%), Norwegian (14.3%), American (12.7%), Irish (11.1%), European (6.3%), Danish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/25/1902

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 4.28 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Alexander, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Alexander:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexander city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

4.9%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Alexander, Iowa as of November 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Alexander to the number of sex offenders is 76 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $455 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $646 (1.7%)

Alexander satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (54.3 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (149.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (303.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rowan, IA (2.4 miles ), Latimer, IA (2.5 miles ), Coulter, IA (2.7 miles ), Belmond, IA (2.7 miles ), Meservey, IA (2.7 miles ), Galt, IA (3.2 miles) , Dows, IA (3.2 miles ), Goodell, IA (3.3 miles) .

Latitude: 42.80 N, Longitude: 93.48 W

Area code: 641

Alexander household income distribution Alexander home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-4.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (28%)
  • Information (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (38%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (31%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Average climate in Alexander, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Alexander-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 111% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Alexander city center killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/15/1968, a category F5 tornado 18.3 miles away from the city center killed 13 people and injured 462 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alexander-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 235.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 420.3 miles away from Alexander center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 313.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 401.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.5 miles away from Alexander center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Alexander topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Alexander:

  • BELMOND #1 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • BELMOND #2 (Hospital, about 7 miles away; BELMOND, IA)
  • USA HEALTHCARE, DOWS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DOWS, IA)
  • IOWA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-CLARION Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • THE HEART OF WRIGHT (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CLARION, IA)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)
  • FRANKLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; HAMPTON, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexander:

  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 31 miles; Mason City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 43 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Iowa State University (about 55 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 56 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 64 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Riverland Community College (about 65 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 77 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Library in Alexander:

  • ALEXANDER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,454; Location: 409 HARRIMAN ST; 6,382 books; 30 audio materials; 522 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Alexander: Alexander Public Library (A), Alexander Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alexander include: United Methodist Church (A), First Reformed Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Alexander Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2009 was 46.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 22.7%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Iowa average:

10.4

Alexander travel time to work - commute Alexander mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Alexander city (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,29318
Evangelical Protestant1,3509
Catholic1,1292
Other1301
None3,778-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Franklin County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.8%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.5%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.1%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

37.7%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.1%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.9%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.6%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

50.6%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

71.5%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Alexander, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$477
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,277

Alexander government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($116.28)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($63.95)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,000 ($46.51)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($40.70)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($40.70)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($29.07)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($29.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($23.26)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($23.26)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($17.44)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.63)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($5.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $38,000 ($220.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($46.51)

Alexander government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($11.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($69.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($52.33)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($11.63)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($104.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($46.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($11.63)

Alexander government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,000 ($354.65)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.73% ($38,276 average AGI)
from Hardin County, IA  0.68% ($25,556)
from Wright County, IA  0.35% ($35,357)


6.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  1.05% ($32,548 average AGI)
to Hardin County, IA  0.70% ($30,821)
to Wright County, IA  0.40% ($22,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Alexander:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGLO (1300 AM; 5 kW; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Alexander:

  • KIOW (107.3 FM; FOREST CITY, IA; Owner: PILOT KNOB BROADCASTING)
  • KLSS-FM (106.1 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF MASON CITY, INC.)
  • KIAI (93.9 FM; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KLMJ (104.9 FM; HAMPTON, IA; Owner: CD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLKK (103.7 FM; CLEAR LAKE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Alexander:

  • KIMT (Channel 3; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYIN (Channel 24; MASON CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K25FA (Channel 25; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K47EK (Channel 47; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K49DZ (Channel 49; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K55GV (Channel 55; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K57GN (Channel 57; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K61GF (Channel 61; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K19DX (Channel 19; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K27EW (Channel 27; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • K33ED (Channel 33; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K51EP (Channel 51; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K53FD (Channel 53; IOWA FALLS, IA; Owner: ROBERT M. CAMPBELL)
  • K59FM (Channel 59; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: EAST SIDE ENTERPRISES)
  • K69GZ (Channel 69; IOWA FALLS, ETC., IA; Owner: BSA INVESTMENT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • 8,245Total average daily traffic
  • 899Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,801Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Cr G 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 42.804972 Lon: -93.477694), Call Sign: KVY378
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2003, Expiration Date: 04/06/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2013, Certifier: Tom MichelRegistrant: Agvantage Fs, Inc., 1600 8th Street Sw, Waverly, IA 50677-0828, Phone: (319) 483-4900, Fax: (319) 483-4992, Email:
  • 1712 Dogwood Ave. (Lat: 42.793056 Lon: -93.439444), Call Sign: WQFN994
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.585 MHzGrant Date: 08/29/2006, Expiration Date: 08/29/2016, Certifier: Jeff JensenRegistrant: National License Corp., 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ALEXANDER, Lat: 42.827778 Lon: -93.469444, Call Sign: WQHK809
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHzGrant Date: 08/24/2007, Expiration Date: 08/24/2017, Certifier: Rebecca AnderbugRegistrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Alexander compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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