Alexandria, Kentucky

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Alexandria, Kentucky

Introduction to Alexandria, Kentucky

Alexandria, Kentucky, in Campbell county, is located 14 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is located in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, and has a population of 8,286 residents.

Alexandria History

Originally this area was settled by a family called Spillman in 1793. The city was named after the older predecessor called Alexandria in Virginia. The first post office was set up in 1819. The city was incorporated in 1834. It became the county seat of Campbell County in 1840.

Alexandria and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Taft Museum of Art
  • Devou Park
  • Grant Birthplace

Things To Do In Alexandria

Grant Birthplace, the childhood home of Ulysses S. Grant is a notable historic site. Withrow Nature Preserve and Devou Park are also major tourist attractions. Museum of Anthropology and Taft Museum of Art are very popular among the tourists. Several festivals like the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival and Alexandria Fair & Horse Show are hosted by the city every year.

Alexandria Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Alexandria Higher Education

Colleges and universities near to the city include the Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, and University Of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College.

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High Points

Alexandria strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 14% Alexandria Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Alexandria Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Alexandria People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Alexandria, Kentucky

Comparing Alexandria to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 9
Working at Home 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 2
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2

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Alexandria Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Campbell
Standard Zip Codes 41001
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.959
Longitude -84.388

Alexandria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
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Alexandria Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,286 100%
Male 4,059 49%
Female 4,227 51%
Under 18 2,550 30.8%
18+ 5,736 69.2%
65+ 700 8.4%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 3.29
White 8,188 98.8%
African-American 2 0%
Asian 38 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 28 0.3%
Mixed Race 28 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 0.8%

Estimated Alexandria Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,996
Growth -290
Growth % -3.5%

Alexandria Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 46.9%
US/American 14.5%
Irish 10.6%
English 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Italian 2.8%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Norwegian 1%
European 0.9%
British 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Grants Lick (41001)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Alexandria 8,286 $62,392
Cold Spring 3,806 $68,125
Crestview 471 $55,104
Latonia Lakes 325 $27,188
Melbourne 457 $56,250
Ryland Heights 799 $55,781
Silver Grove 1,215 $41,691

Wal-mart in Alexandria

(As of 2006)
6711 Alexandria Pike
(859) 635-8800
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Serves 1,459 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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