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Welcome to Alhambra ...

The pronunciation of Alhambra: al-HAM-bruh<1>

The village of Alhambra is located in Madison County.

When the people of Alhambra refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alhambran<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Alhambra has a population of 661 people<3> (see below for details).

Alhambra is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alhambra is within the (618) area code.

The ZIP code for Alhambra: 62001<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alhambra had a population of 681 people. This makes Alhambra the county's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 681 people, the population of Alhambra increased 8.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 630 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Alhambra had an population of 661 people. This is a decrease of 2.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.92% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Alhambra ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Alhambra and not the distance if you are driving it.<6>.

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bethalto   [Map]   9,349   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Alton   [Map]   6,176   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   24,992   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Glen Carbon   [Map]   12,966   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Greenville   [Map]   6,666   E   18 miles [29 km]
Highland   [Map]   9,848   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Alhambra ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Alhambra - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Virginia (2).

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

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 Alhambra. 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 Alhambra. 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 Alhambra.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alhambra ...

Looking for more information about Alhambra? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alhambra, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alhambra.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be 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) Alhambra. 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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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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alhambra. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Alhambra refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alhambra may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alhambra.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alhambra - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 village (such as Alhambra). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alhambra or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Alhambra. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alhambra) 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 Alhambra. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alhambra

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alhambra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8876, Longitude: -89.7359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alhambra have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alhambra.



 
 
 

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