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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,060
Male Share of the Population44.2%
Female Share of the Population55.8%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+1,937
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,097
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,107
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$698
Median House Value$72,200

Ancestry

Irish17.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.7%
German12.3%
English6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish1.4%
Italian1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Czech0.1%
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Alexandria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes46001
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.25
Approximate Longitude-85.67

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)

StationELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationMUNCIE BALL STATE UNIV
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.9 inches
StationMARION 2 N
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elwood8,489$40,228
Fairmount2,908$55,150
Frankton1,819$58,958
Gaston815$44,063
Orestes456$50,000
Summitville933$42,031

Alexandria Public Libraries

Alexandria-monroe Public Library
117 EAST CHURCH STREET
Alexandria, Indiana
(765) 724-2196

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Alexandria Public Schools

Alexandria-monroe Elementary
800 N Central
ZIP: 46001
(765) 724-7788
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Alexandria-monroe High School
1 Burden Ct
ZIP: 46001
(765) 724-4413
High
Total Enrollment 787
Alexandria-monroe Intermediate
308 W 11th St
ZIP: 46001
(765) 724-4166
Primary
Total Enrollment 450

Alexandria Private Schools

St Mary Elementary School
820 W Madison St
ZIP: 46001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 89
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