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Overview

Introduction to Alexandria, Indiana

Alexandria, Indiana, in Madison county, is 10 miles N of Anderson, Indiana and 42 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Alexandria History

Alexandria was founded in 1836. Rapid development of the city is attributed to the fact that it is located in the Indiana Natural Gas region. Agriculture is important to the economy of the region due to its location in the rich farmland country. Alexandria is home to the multiple Grammy winners Bill and Gloria Gaither.

Alexandria and nearby Attractions

  • Beulah Park
  • Shadyside Memorial Park
  • Moore-Youse Historical Museum
  • Red Bridge State Recreation Area
  • Historical Military Museum of Art

Things To Do In Alexandria

Local parks include Hoosier Park, Summit Lake State Park, Fort Harrison State Park and Shadyside Memorial Park. The Applewood Raceway and the Tom St. Clair Studio Glass are some popular local attractions. The Madison County 4-H Fair and the Small Town USA Festival are popular local festivals.

Alexandria Transportation

Indianapolis International is the closest major airport.

Alexandria Higher Education

Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University and Ivy Tech State College-East Central are all accessible from Alexandria.

People

Total Population 5,074
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,024
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,962
% Above Poverty Level 74.4%
% Below Poverty Level 25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $666
Median House Value $67,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 13.4%

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

Alexandria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Madison
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46001
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.262
Longitude -85.675

Alexandria 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 ELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station MUNCIE BALL STATE UNIV
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elwood 8,484 $42,238
Fairmount 3,002 $49,097
Frankton 1,878 $53,393
Gaston 945 $45,000
Orestes 436 $53,333
Summitville 1,026 $43,125

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

Alexandria Public Libraries

Library
Alexandria-monroe Pl
117 E CHURCH ST
Alexandria, Indiana
(765) 724-2196
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Alexandria High Schools

ALEXANDRIA-MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
1 BURDEN CT
765-724-4413
Serves 539 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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