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Alexander County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 7,023 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 9,590 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 906
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,384
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,743
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,039 (it was 1,065 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 236 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Alexander County: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (33.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Retail trade (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Alexander County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (33.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 3,450  (49.1%)
Females: 3,573  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Alexander County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,937 ($26,042 in 1999)

This county:

$29,937
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $257 (lower quartile is $122, upper quartile is $468)
This county:

$257
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $53,453 (it was $32,600 in 2000)
Alexander:

$53,453
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,639 - $94,862
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $843
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $377

Institutionalized population: 478
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $34,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $135,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $878 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $730 (1.6%)

Alexander County household income distribution in 2009 Alexander County home values distribution Alexander County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.0%
Alexander County:

31.0%
Illinois:

13.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents, 59.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.7% for American Indian residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.5 years old
(Males: 40.8 years old, Females: 44.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.4 years old, Black residents: 33.5 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Asian residents: 30.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.4 years old, Other race residents: 5.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alexander County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $648 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cairo, Olive Branch, Tamms, Thebes, East Cape Girardeau, McClure.

Alexander County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Alexander County: Egyptian Country Club (A), Grand Chain Landing (B), Pulaski County Ambulance Service (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Alexander County include: Ohio Chapel (A), Bethel Church (B), Cache Chapel (C), Center Church (D), Shiloh Church (E), Edith Chapel (F), True Light Church (G), Wetaug Church of Christ (H), Pleasant Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walford Cemetery (1), Waters Cemetery (2), Weese Cemetery (3), Bethel Cemetery (4), Bethlehem Cemetery (5), Wilson Cemetery (6), Butter Ridge Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lence Pond (A), Ulrich Lake (B), Kays Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Creek (A), Sow Creek (B), Lake Creek (C), Little Creek (D), Cypress Creek (E), Limekiln Slough (F), Hess Bayou (G), Cypress Slough (H), Boar Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Alexander County include: Chestnut Hills Nature Preserve (1), Section Eight Woods Nature Preserve (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ballard County, Kentucky , Franklin County, Virginia , Johnson County , Laurel County, Kentucky , Tazewell County, Virginia , Richmond city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 275
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 51 (41.3% naturalized citizens)

Alexander County:

0.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 7
  • 2000 to 2009: 12
  • 1990 to 1999: 13
  • 1980 to 1989: 26
  • 1970 to 1979: 0
  • Before 1970: 34
Note: State values scaled to Alexander County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.0%

Alexander County marital status for males Alexander County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,776
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 121
  • 3 or 4: 91
  • 5 to 9: 95
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 to 49: 76
  • 50 or more: 134
  • Mobile homes: 609
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Alexander County with a mortgage: 501 (2 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,262

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alexander County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,99618
Catholic4731
Mainline Protestant4706
Black Protestant4333
Other381
None4,828-
Alexander County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Alexander County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Alexander County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alexander County:

10.9%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Alexander County:

28.4%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Alexander County:

Average size of farms: 526 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $68,678
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $170.97
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $64,101
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $119,919
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.86
Corn for grain: 9162 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4292 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 43682 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Alexander County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 2084221.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 41 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/6/2003, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Alexander County-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 13.6 miles away from Alexander County 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) earthquake occurred 118.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 19.7 miles away from Alexander County 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 138.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1826: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1826, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2003 to May 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1469: May 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1469, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to April 01, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1170: March 21, 1997, FEMA Id: 1170, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 1995 to June 15, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1053: May 30, 1995, FEMA Id: 1053, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Flooding, Incident Period: April 09, 1994 to May 04, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1025: April 26, 1994, FEMA Id: 1025, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 22, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-997: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 06, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-684: June 06, 1983, FEMA Id: 684, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Alexander County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Belize (55%)
  • Barbados (22%)
  • Japan (10%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • Kenya (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alexander County (%):

  • American (14%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Lebanese (1%)

Alexander County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,232 (78.2%)
  • Carpooled: 246 (15.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 16 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 32 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (1.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Alexander County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 468 people in state prisons
  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Alexander County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 411 people in state prisons
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,968.

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.32% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($8,881 average AGI)
3.13% relocated from other states ($15,522 average AGI)
Alexander County:

3.13%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.97% ($19,458 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, IL  0.93% ($28,130)
from Union County, IL  0.41% ($16,200)


8.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.06%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.61% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($7,520 average AGI)
5.45% relocated to other states ($17,828 average AGI)
Alexander County:

5.45%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  2.09% ($24,038 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.59% ($25,400)
to Pulaski County, IL  0.51% ($22,615)
to Union County, IL  0.39% ($26,300)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Alexander County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Alexander County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 12.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Alexander County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 3.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,804 (1,354 aged, 450 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 163 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Alexander County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (259)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (145)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (92)
  • Congestive heart failure (75)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (70)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (67)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (50)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)
  • Unspecified renal failure (38)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (36)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,277
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,333
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 22

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,023
  • In family households: 5,548 (669 male householders, 837 female householders)
    930 spouses, 2,121 children (1,996 natural, 5 adopted, 121 stepchildren), 255 grandchildren, 177 brothers or sisters, 112 parents, 216 other relatives, 228 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,192 (500 male householders (444 living alone)), 550 female householders (522 living alone)), 141 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 284

Size of family households: 774 2-persons, 392 3-persons, 196 4-persons, 76 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 967 1-person, 65 2-persons, 16 3-persons.

484 married couples with children.
905 single-parent households (113 men, 792 women).

98.6% of residents of Alexander speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,116,000 ($9,587 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,092,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,065,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,088,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,123,000
Federal grants: $33,549,000
Federal procurement contracts: $475,000 ($76,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,816,000 ($263,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,098,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $943,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,812,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 741
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 678
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -700
Here -78 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Alexander County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.17 millions of gallons per day (15% from ground, 85% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 40
  • 2000 to 2009: 248
  • 1990 to 1999: 373
  • 1980 to 1989: 355
  • 1970 to 1979: 519
  • 1960 to 1969: 382
  • 1950 to 1959: 331
  • 1940 to 1949: 335
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,365
Note: State values scaled to Alexander population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alexander County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexander County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 200
  • 5 rooms: 597
  • 6 rooms: 404
  • 7 rooms: 177
  • 8 rooms: 139
  • 9+ rooms: 135
  • 1 room: 102
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 85
  • 4 rooms: 195
  • 5 rooms: 265
  • 6 rooms: 89
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alexander County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexander County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 64
  • 2 bedrooms: 438
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,004
  • 4 bedrooms: 177
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
  • no bedroom: 112
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 272
  • 3 bedrooms: 267
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Alexander County population
  • no vehicle: 101
  • 1 vehicle: 584
  • 2 vehicles: 608
  • 3 vehicles: 325
  • 4 vehicles: 84
  • 5+ vehicles: 20
  • no vehicle: 206
  • 1 vehicle: 449
  • 2 vehicles: 115
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% of Alexander County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Illinois.

Alexander County:

92.4%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,556
  • Other state: 2,415
  • Northeast: 38
  • Midwest: 1,728
  • South: 538
  • West: 97

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alexander County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.1%)
  • Electricity (34.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.9%)
  • Wood (3.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • Electricity (67.3%)
  • Utility gas (26.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.3%)
  • No fuel used (3.4%)
  • Wood (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

3.4%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

3.5%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

4.5%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Alexander County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,759,000
    Regular Highways: $1,159,000
    Financial Administration: $787,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $449,000
    Police Protection: $376,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $231,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $47,000
    Regular Highways: $11,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,785,000

Alexander County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,203,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $73,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
    Highways: $12,000
    Public Welfare: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $616,000
    Interest Earnings: $98,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $693,000
    General Local Government Support: $594,000
    All Other: $243,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,342,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,000

Alexander County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,965,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 552
  • Number of aged recipients: 32
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 520
  • Number of recipients under 18: 92
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 358
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 102
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 183
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 251
Alexander County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Alexander County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Alexander County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William13374.3 years
James12371.0 years
John12074.8 years
Mary11979.4 years
Charles9271.0 years
Robert9071.3 years
Willie5972.6 years
George5974.8 years
Henry4574.5 years
Joseph4072.7 years
Most common last names in Alexander County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones7773.1 years
Johnson7775.9 years
Smith6374.5 years
Williams6071.0 years
Brown5179.5 years
Miller4376.2 years
Davis4070.1 years
White2974.2 years
Jackson2673.6 years
Harris2674.0 years

Businesses in Alexander County, IL

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Days Inn: 1
  • H&R Block: 2