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Alexandria, Tennessee

Alexandria, Tennessee
Town
Shops in Alexandria
Shops in Alexandria
Location of Alexandria, Tennessee
Location of Alexandria, Tennessee
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Tennessee
County DeKalb
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 966
 • Density 901.3/sq mi (348.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37012
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-00620[1]
GNIS feature ID 1313829[2]

Alexandria is a town in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 966 at the 2010 census.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Alexandria was founded in 1820 by Dr. Daniel Alexander, and named for him.[4] A post office has been in operation there since 1838.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 814 people, 349 households, and 226 families residing in the town. The population density was 901.3 people per square mile (349.2/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 424.1 per square mile (164.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.17% White, 7.74% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

Downtown Alexandria

There were 349 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 81.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $27,083 versus $21,429 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,344. About 16.3% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names".  
  3. ^ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 4.  
  5. ^ "DeKalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses".  
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

External links

  • Town charter

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