Alexander County IL Information


Alexander County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,123
Daytime Population: Workers 2,214
Daytime Population: Residents 4,629
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,843
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 6,991
Population in Familes 5,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $33,797
Average Household Income $45,028
Per Capita Income $19,538


Total Housing Units 3,935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,012 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,034 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 889 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $59,102
Average Home Value $86,481


Total Households 3,046
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 1,888
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 -1.99% -1.42%
Households -1.22% -1.38%
Families -1.41% -1.52%
Median Household Income   -0.09%
Per Capita Income   2.14%


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, 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 # 91 12th
Population Density # 76 26th
Diversity Index # 8 94th
Median Household Income # 102 1st
Per Capita Income # 102 1st

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