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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,859
Male Share of the Population45.3%
Female Share of the Population54.7%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+4,951
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,994
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,371

Wealth

Median Family Income$36,683
% Above Poverty Level66.7%
% Below Poverty Level33.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.2%
Median Gross Rent$545
Median House Value$107,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.3%
Irish7.1%
English5%
German4.1%
Scottish1.3%
Italian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
African0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Polish0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Alexander City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Tallapoosa County
Standard Zip Codes35010
P.O. Box Zip Codes35011
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.92
Approximate Longitude-85.93

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)

StationALEXANDER CITY
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 76 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationROCKFORD 3 ESE
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip57.5 inches
StationMARTIN DAM
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 55 F
Apr Temp47 to 75 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Camp Hill956$26,481
Dadeville3,165$44,868
Daviston232$53,000
Eclectic1,002$63,750
Goodwater1,523$27,171
Rockford618$28,125

Alexander City Public Libraries

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

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Alexander City Hospitals

Russell Hospital
(Non-profit)
3316 Highway 280
(256) 329-7100

Alexander City Public Schools

Alexander City Middle Sch
359 State St
ZIP: 35010
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Benjamin Russell High Sch
225 Heard Blvd
ZIP: 35010
High
Total Enrollment 974
Jim Pearson Elem Sch
1240 Scott Rd
ZIP: 35010
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Nathaniel H Stephens Elem Sch
851 Laurel St
ZIP: 35010
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
William L Radney Elem Sch
140 Alison Dr
ZIP: 35010
Middle
Total Enrollment 446

Alexander City Private Schools

Faith Christian Academy
425 Franklin St
ZIP: 35010
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 46
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