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Alexander County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 38,022 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 33,603 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,668
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,520
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,577
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,237 (it was 2,560 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

33%

Land area: 260 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 146 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Alexander County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.6%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Alexander County, NC (2019)
    • 32,68397.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,2226.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,8525.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5141.5%Two or more races
    • 4111.2%Asian alone
    • 1390.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.2 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 19,310  (50.8%)
Females: 18,712  (49.2%)
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Average household size:
Alexander County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,201 ($38,684 in 1999)
This county:

$51,201
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $488 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $644)
This county:

$488
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $152,880 (it was $84,100 in 2000)
Alexander:

$152,880
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,122 - $229,391
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,036
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $323

Institutionalized population: 1,137

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 54
  • Burglaries: 281
  • Thefts: 385
  • Auto thefts: 64

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 263
  • Thefts: 323
  • Auto thefts: 41
Alexander County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 128 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1998: 138 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 1999: 161 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2000: 156 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2001: 158 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2003: 159 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2004: 189 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2005: 157 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2006: 179 buildings, average cost: $195,500
  • 2007: 296 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2008: 192 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2009: 133 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $251,500
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $261,400
  • 2013: 52 buildings, average cost: $294,500
  • 2014: 51 buildings, average cost: $289,100
  • 2015: 59 buildings, average cost: $276,900
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $363,600
  • 2017: 82 buildings, average cost: $265,800
  • 2018: 92 buildings, average cost: $265,800
  • 2019: 93 buildings, average cost: $171,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Alexander, NC residents
Average permit cost in Alexander, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,062 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $903 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Alexander, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Alexander, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Alexander, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.6%
Alexander County:

12.6%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.0% for other race residents, 52.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.2 years old
(Males: 43.3 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.3 years old, Black residents: 36.9 years old, American Indian residents: 44.7 years old, Asian residents: 24.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 21.9 years old)

Area name: Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Alexander County is $462 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $681 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bethlehem, Taylorsville, Stony Point, Hiddenite.

Alexander County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Alexander County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Park in Alexander County: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Bedford County, Tennessee , Jackson County, Arkansas , San Luis Obispo County, California , Jefferson County, Tennessee , Knox County, Tennessee , Nash County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Alexander, NC
County total employment by year in Alexander, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Alexander, NC

Current college students: 979
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,317 (36.3% naturalized citizens)

Alexander County:

3.5%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2122010 or later
  • 1242000 to 2009
  • 5001990 to 1999
  • 1851980 to 1989
  • 651970 to 1979
  • 55Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.8%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,895
  • One, attached: 126
  • Two: 401
  • 3 or 4: 122
  • 5 to 9: 92
  • 10 to 19: 46
  • 20 to 49: 23
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 4,908
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Alexander County with a mortgage: 5,863 (94 second mortgage, 531 home equity loan, 22 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,098

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Alexander County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,69649
Mainline Protestant4,64817
Catholic4771
Black Protestant1212
Other2-
None15,584-
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: 4
Alexander County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Alexander County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Alexander County:

9.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Alexander County:

28.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.8%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Alexander County:

Average size of farms: 88 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $101,170
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $190.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.80%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,304
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.87%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,883
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 32.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 14.24%
Corn for grain: 347 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 594 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 873 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 303 acres

Earthquake activity:

Alexander County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Alexander County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 156.0 miles away from Alexander County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 2020 - February 19, 2020, FEMA Id: 4543, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Alexander County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Alexander

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,142 (79.5%)
  • Carpooled: 984 (9.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 276 (2.7%)
  • Walked: 149 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 702 (6.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (54%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Netherlands (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Brazil (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Alexander County


  • American (49%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Alexander County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 172 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Alexander County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 966 people in state prisons
  • 129 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,594.

5.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.34% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($33,072 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($11,258 average AGI)
Alexander County:

1.05%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Catawba County, NC  1.61% ($50,626 average AGI)
from Iredell County, NC  0.90% ($33,070)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.46% ($31,271)
from Burke County, NC  0.21% ($25,185)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.19% ($33,833)


4.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.14% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($34,623 average AGI)
0.59% relocated to other states ($4,566 average AGI)
Alexander County:

0.59%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Catawba County, NC  1.45% ($50,011 average AGI)
to Iredell County, NC  0.83% ($34,547)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.39% ($32,020)
to Wilkes County, NC  0.26% ($31,515)
to Burke County, NC  0.24% ($29,633)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.19% ($48,208)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Alexander County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Alexander County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Alexander County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Alexander County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Alexander County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,698 (4,536 aged, 1,162 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 516 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Alexander County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (563)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (499)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (381)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (366)
  • Unspecified dementia (311)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (260)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (159)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (151)
  • Congestive heart failure (121)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,102
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 927
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 193.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 135.6
  • Other - 57.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 38,022
  • Male householders: 7,506 (1,496 living alone), Female householders: 6,943 (2,050 living alone)
  • 7,735 spouses (7,662 opposite-sex spouses), 825 unmarried partners, (787 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,486 children (9,882 natural, 144 adopted, 455 stepchildren), 1,164 grandchildren, 251 brothers or sisters, 308 parents, 3 foster children, 692 other relatives, 678 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,374

Size of family households: 5,218 2-persons, 2,327 3-persons, 1,537 4-persons, 776 5-persons, 376 6-persons, 156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,546 1-person, 437 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 12 4-persons.

4,741 married couples with children.
1,827 single-parent households (729 men, 1,098 women).

93.7% of residents of Alexander speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $127,250,000 ($3,652 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,535,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $71,066,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,578,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $705,000
Federal grants: $22,960,000
Federal procurement contracts: $980,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,960,000 ($134,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $136,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,631,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,090,000

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

Births: 2,208
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,480
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +243
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +953
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Alexander County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.09 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • 1602014 or later
  • 4072010 to 2013
  • 2,4262000 to 2009
  • 3,7351990 to 1999
  • 3,1441980 to 1989
  • 2,8031970 to 1979
  • 1,6251960 to 1969
  • 1,0711950 to 1959
  • 5221940 to 1949
  • 5921939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • 331 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 3043 rooms
  • 1,3524 rooms
  • 2,6685 rooms
  • 2,3076 rooms
  • 1,7607 rooms
  • 1,2818 rooms
  • 1,1899+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • 141 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 4393 rooms
  • 1,1384 rooms
  • 1,0265 rooms
  • 3476 rooms
  • 3067 rooms
  • 938 rooms
  • 619+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • 44no bedroom
  • 721 bedroom
  • 1,8072 bedrooms
  • 6,8873 bedrooms
  • 1,7534 bedrooms
  • 3335+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Alexander County, North Carolina
  • 14no bedroom
  • 2541 bedroom
  • 1,5362 bedrooms
  • 1,4353 bedrooms
  • 2004 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 275no vehicle
  • 2,1121 vehicle
  • 3,7502 vehicles
  • 2,7303 vehicles
  • 1,3414 vehicles
  • 8515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Alexander County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 239no vehicle
  • 1,4501 vehicle
  • 1,0752 vehicles
  • 6033 vehicles
  • 944 vehicles
  • 605+ vehicles

90.3% of Alexander County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in North Carolina.

Alexander County:

90.3%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 28,263
  • Other state: 8,159
  • Northeast: 1,813
  • Midwest: 1,773
  • South: 4,076
  • West: 460
Year householders moved into unit in Alexander County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Alexander County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.7%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 85.5%Electricity
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 410
Here:

11.7%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 268
Here:

15.3%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 177
Here:

13.3%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Alexander County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,361,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,491,000
    Hospital Public: $1,281,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Other: $834,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $347,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $321,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,405,000
    Housing and Community Development: $865,000
    Parks and Recreation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,825,000
    Health - Other: $4,954,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,472,000
    Police Protection: $3,633,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,946,000
    Water Utilities: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,292,000
    Financial Administration: $1,171,000
    General Public Buildings: $972,000
    General - Other: $783,000
    Libraries: $493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,510,000
    Education: $1,130,000
    Health and Hospitals: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
    Other: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,536,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $262,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $12,000
    Other - Sewerage: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $220,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,904,000
    Other: $374,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,892,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,701,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,191,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $989,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $241,000
    Interest Earnings: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $861,000
    Police Protection: $614,000
    General Public Building: $359,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,409,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,920,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,852,000
    Public Welfare: $4,081,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $551,000
    Other: $269,000
    Health and Hospitals: $229,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,490,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $432,000
    Other License: $98,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,781,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $59,000

Alexander County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,361,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,491,000
    Hospital Public: $1,281,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Other: $834,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $347,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $321,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,405,000
    Housing and Community Development: $865,000
    Parks and Recreation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,825,000
    Health - Other: $4,954,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,472,000
    Police Protection: $3,633,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,946,000
    Water Utilities: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,292,000
    Financial Administration: $1,171,000
    General Public Buildings: $972,000
    General - Other: $783,000
    Libraries: $493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,510,000
    Education: $1,130,000
    Health and Hospitals: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
    Other: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,536,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $262,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $12,000
    Other - Sewerage: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $220,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,904,000
    Other: $374,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,892,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,701,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,191,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $989,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $241,000
    Interest Earnings: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $861,000
    Police Protection: $614,000
    General Public Building: $359,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,409,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,920,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,852,000
    Public Welfare: $4,081,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $551,000
    Other: $269,000
    Health and Hospitals: $229,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,490,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $432,000
    Other License: $98,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,781,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $59,000

Alexander County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,361,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,491,000
    Hospital Public: $1,281,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Other: $834,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $347,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $321,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,405,000
    Housing and Community Development: $865,000
    Parks and Recreation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,825,000
    Health - Other: $4,954,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,472,000
    Police Protection: $3,633,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,946,000
    Water Utilities: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,292,000
    Financial Administration: $1,171,000
    General Public Buildings: $972,000
    General - Other: $783,000
    Libraries: $493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,510,000
    Education: $1,130,000
    Health and Hospitals: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
    Other: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,536,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $262,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $12,000
    Other - Sewerage: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $220,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,904,000
    Other: $374,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,892,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,701,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,191,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $989,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $241,000
    Interest Earnings: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $861,000
    Police Protection: $614,000
    General Public Building: $359,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,409,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,920,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,852,000
    Public Welfare: $4,081,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $551,000
    Other: $269,000
    Health and Hospitals: $229,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,490,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $432,000
    Other License: $98,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,781,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $59,000

Alexander County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,361,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,491,000
    Hospital Public: $1,281,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $900,000
    Other: $834,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $347,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $321,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $57,000
    Parks and Recreation: $48,000
    Sewerage: $21,000
  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,405,000
    Housing and Community Development: $865,000
    Parks and Recreation: $420,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $347,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $45,825,000
    Health - Other: $4,954,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,472,000
    Police Protection: $3,633,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,946,000
    Water Utilities: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,532,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,292,000
    Financial Administration: $1,171,000
    General Public Buildings: $972,000
    General - Other: $783,000
    Libraries: $493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $447,000
    Housing and Community Development: $406,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $134,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $114,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $1,510,000
    Education: $1,130,000
    Health and Hospitals: $364,000
    Housing and Community Development: $90,000
    Other: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $421,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $1,536,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $262,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Transit Utilities: $12,000
    Other - Sewerage: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $220,000
    Public Welfare: $114,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,904,000
    Other: $374,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,892,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,701,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,191,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $989,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $241,000
    Interest Earnings: $108,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $57,000
    Sale of Property: $49,000
    Rents: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $861,000
    Police Protection: $614,000
    General Public Building: $359,000
    Health - Other: $189,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,409,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,920,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,852,000
    Public Welfare: $4,081,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,250,000
    Housing and Community Development: $551,000
    Other: $269,000
    Health and Hospitals: $229,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,490,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $432,000
    Other License: $98,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,781,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $59,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 575
  • Number of aged recipients: 82
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 493
  • Number of recipients under 18: 77
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 340
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 158
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 237
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 256
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED79$119,69699$141,343617$154,94022$68,13638$139,52663$65,063
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$144,0006$351,50042$137,0713$35,6671$173,0004$63,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$112,13017$90,235207$129,45916$43,1887$110,57130$70,433
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$113,4179$131,778108$156,3708$118,1255$181,60010$65,700
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$140,6003$137,00030$130,9006$145,8330$08$90,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20$169,00017$192,529
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$294,5003$171,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$136,5004$168,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$76,0001$134,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alexander, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Alexander, NC - Value
Most common first names in Alexander County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James18070.4 years
William14971.8 years
Mary13577.9 years
John12473.6 years
Robert9871.7 years
Thomas5574.2 years
George5374.1 years
Fred4876.4 years
Charlie4776.4 years
David4564.7 years
Most common last names in Alexander County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fox12074.3 years
Pennell10875.8 years
Bowman10875.4 years
Teague9776.5 years
Watts8378.1 years
Barnes7776.3 years
Deal7775.1 years
Jolly7675.3 years
Chapman7574.3 years
Johnson7376.9 years
Businesses in Alexander County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2McDonald's4
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS3Pizza Hut3
Chico's1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza2Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks1
FedEx11Subway6
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Hardee's1Talbots1
Haworth1Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul8
Hollister Co.1UPS13
Jack In The Box1Walgreens2
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart1
Jones New York2Wendy's2
Justice1YMCA2