Alexander County IL Information


Alexander County Subdivisions

Alexander County IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,849
Population in Households 7,306
Population in Familes 5,793
Population in Group Qrtrs 543
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 3,183
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,979
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,925 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,112 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,071 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $52,035
Average Home Value $80,410


Median Household Income $32,529
Average Household Income $43,070
Per Capita Income $18,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.69%
Households -0.71% -0.67%
Families -0.89% -0.78%
Median Household Income   -1.09%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alexander County IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander County to the other 102 counties and county equivalents in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 90 13th
Population Density1 # 71 31st
Diversity Index2 # 6 95th
Median Household Income # 102 1st
Per Capita Income # 102 1st

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