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Overview

Introduction to Alexander City, Alabama

Alexander City, Alabama, in Tallapoosa county, is 44 miles NE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center) and 106 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Alexander City History

Alexander City was originally named Youngstown after James Young, the founder of the city. It was incorporated in 1872. The Savannah and Memphis Railroad first entered the city in 1873. Later on, the city's name was changed to Alexander City in honor of E.P. Alexander, the railroad's president. The city is also home to Russell Corporation, which was founded in 1902.

Alexander City and nearby Attractions

  • Wind Creek State Park
  • Lake Martin
  • Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
  • D.A.R.E Power Park
  • Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Things To Do In Alexander City

At Alexander City, one can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake Martin. Alexander City Shopping Center and West End Shopping Center are located within the city and offer a world class shopping experience. The city is also home to several churches including the Wayside Baptist Church, Church of God of Prophecy, Macedonia Church, and Sunny Level Baptist Church. The Wind Creek State Park and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park are also worth visiting.

Alexander City Transportation

Flights are available from Talladega Municipal Airport.

Alexander City Higher Education

Central Alabama Community College is the local college. Southern Union State Community College, Faulkner University, Tuskegee University, and many other colleges and universities also provide higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 14,787
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,041
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15%
Median Earnings25+ $25,942
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,355
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,946

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,875
% Above Poverty Level 69.6%
% Below Poverty Level 30.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $558
Median House Value $102,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.5%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alexander City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NE of Montgomery, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Tallapoosa
Standard Zip Codes 35010
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35011
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.943
Longitude -85.953

Alexander City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALEXANDER CITY
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station ROCKFORD 3 ESE
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 57.5 inches
Station MARTIN DAM
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 76 F
Annual Precip 55.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Alexander City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Alex City (35010, 35011)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Camp Hill 1,051 $25,560
Dadeville 3,181 $43,097
Daviston 271 $52,708
Eclectic 912 $56,429
Goodwater 1,537 $29,375
Rockford 620 $26,563

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Alexander City Public Libraries

Library
Adelia Mcconnell Russell Library
318 CHURCH STREET
Alexander City, Alabama
(256) 329-6796

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Alexander City Hospitals

RUSSELL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3316 HIGHWAY 280
(256) 329-7100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Alexander City High Schools

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BENJAMIN RUSSELL HIGH SCHOOL
225 HEARD BLVD
256-234-8611
Serves 963 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER
1375 JUNIOR COLLEGE DR
256-234-8641
A Vocational School

TALLAPOOSA AREA VOCATIONAL TRAINING
225 HEARD BLVD
256-234-8611
A Vocational School

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