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Alexander, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Alexander had a population of 183 as of July 1, 2017. Alexander ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexander is located at latitude 42.8044 and longitude -93.4786 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexander (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Alexander (GNIS ID: 2393915) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alexander is located within Township of Scott, a minor civil division (MCD) of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexander population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alexander, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 183
Daytime Population: Workers 34
Daytime Population: Residents 108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 142
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 183
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $56,995
Average Household Income $74,795
Per Capita Income $31,706


Total Housing Units 91 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $130,738


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.62% -0.33%
Households 0.77% -0.27%
Families 0.27% -0.4%
Median Household Income   3.99%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Alexander, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 727 28th
Population Density # 998 1st
Diversity Index # 167 84th
Median Household Income # 349 65th
Per Capita Income # 204 80th

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