Alexandria, Indiana

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Alexandria, Indiana
settlement_type = City
nickname = Small Town USA


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map_caption = Location in the state of Indiana


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Indiana
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Madison
subdivision_type3 = Township
subdivision_name3 = Monroe
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Jack Woods (R)
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established_date =
unit_pref = Imperial
area_magnitude = 1 E6
area_total_km2 = 7.0
area_land_km2 = 7.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_note =
population_total = 6260
population_density_km2 = 891.9
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
area_total_sq_mi = 2.7
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
elevation_m = 265
elevation_ft = 869
latd = 40 |latm = 15 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 85 |longm = 40 |longs = 35 |longEW = W
website = http://alexandriaindiana.org
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 46001
area_code = 765
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 18-00910GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0430066GR|3
footnotes = Home of the World's Largest Ball of Paint

Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is about 46 miles northeast of Indianapolis. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population, as of 2000 is 6,260, according to the United States Census.

Alexandria is served by the Norfolk & Southern Railway with a connector which allows rail traffic to flow smoothly between lines servicing east-west and north-south destinations. In the city are a Carnegie library and Beulah Park of 24 acres (97,000 m²) & home of the Madison County "4H Fair". The city is located in rich farm country, which produces corn, oats and wheat; and is in the Indiana natural gas region, to which fact it owed its growth as a manufacturing centre. It was one of the principal seats of the glassindustry in Indiana-- plate glass, lamp chimneys, mirrors, &c., were once manufactured here. The municipality owns and operates the water-works as well as the city schools. Alexandria was founded in 1836 and was chartered as a city in 1893.

Alexandria is also known as "Small Town USA" and holds an annual festival to honor this heritage.Famous residents include Bill and Gloria Gaither, winners of four Grammys. Gaither Studios is a very busy recording center for different types of music. It is especially known for producing Gospel music.

Alexandria is home to what is lauded by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest ball of paint. It is also the home of a community band which draws musicians from several neighboring communities.

Geography

Alexandria is located at coor dms|40|15|47|N|85|40|35|W|city (40.263191, -85.676267)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,260 people, 2,481 households, and 1,654 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,308.6 people per square mile (891.9/km²). There were 2,704 housing units at an average density of 997.2/sq mi (385.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.46% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,481 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,359, and the median income for a family was $42,731. Males had a median income of $30,529 versus $23,384 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,578. About 4.2% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

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References

External links

* [http://www.alexandriachamber.com/ Alexandria Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://ballofpaint.com/ Roadside Ambition]


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