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Alexander, Iowa

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Welcome to Alexander ...

The city of Alexander is located in Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Alexander has a population of 170 people<1> (see below for details).

Alexander is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alexander lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alexander: (641)

The ZIP code for Alexander: 50420<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexander had a population of 175 people. This makes Alexander the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 175 people, the population of Alexander increased 6.06% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 165 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Alexander had an population of 170 people. This is a decrease of 2.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.03% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Alexander.

Communities near Alexander ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alexander and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2015
Belmond   [Map]   2,314   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clarion   [Map]   2,767   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dows   [Map]   514   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hampton   [Map]   4,290   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kanawha   [Map]   627   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Klemme   [Map]   484   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Alexander.

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexander. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Alexander:

Websites for Alexander ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Alexander? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alexander, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alexander.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Alexander. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexander.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Alexander). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexander or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Alexander. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8044, Longitude: -93.4786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alexander.


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