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Alexander County, Illinois

2000 Washington Ave
Cairo, IL 62914
Phone: (618) 734-7000
Fax: (618) 734-7002

On the southwest border southwest of Carbondale; organized Mar 4, 1819 from Johnson County. Name Origin: For William M. Alexander, an early settler and IL legislator (1820-24)

Area (sq mi):: 252.54 (land 236.38; water 16.16) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 8,927 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.90%; 1990-2000 -9.70% Population 2000: 9,590 (White 62.20%; Black or African American 34.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,084; median household $26,042; Population below poverty level: 26.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,887-$17,525
Unemployment (2004): 9.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 24.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alexander County, North Carolina

621 Liledoun Rd
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Phone: (828) 632-9332
Fax: (828) 632-0059
www.co.alexander.nc.us

In west-central NC, northwest of Charlotte; established Jan 15, 1847 from Iredell, Caldwell, and Wilks counties. Name Origin: For William Julius Alexander (1797-1857), NC legislator

Area (sq mi):: 263.14 (land 260.18; water 2.95) Population per square mile: 136.40
Population 2005: 35,492 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 22.00% Population 2000: 33,603 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 1.00%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,507; median household $38,684; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,246-$24,486
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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