is an unincorporated census-designated place
in Calhoun County
, United States
. At the 2000 census the population was 3,692. It is included in the Anniston
-Oxford, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area
Alexandria is located at (33.766072, -85.884389).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,692 people, 1,397 households, and 1,082 families residing in Alexandria. The population density
was 332.8 people per square mile (128.4/km²). There were 1,467 housing units at an average density of 132.2/sq mi (51.0/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 88.43% White
, 9.75% Black
or African American
, 0.27% Native American
, 0.60% Asian
, 0.11% Pacific Islander
, 0.24% from other races
, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 1,397 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.04.
The population is spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.
The median income for a household in Alexandria was $40,761, and the median income for a family was $44,953. Males had a median income of $32,554 versus $22,754 for females. The per capita income for the community was $18,313. About 8.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
Though not incorporated, Alexandria is a rapidly growing community. There are a number of restaurants
on US 431
within this area, including a grocery store at the intersection with State Route 144 (formerly State Route 62). Traffic has also become a problem due to the 65-mph speed limit
on US 431