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Welcome to Alexander ...

The city of Alexander is located in Franklin County<1>.

The location of Alexander has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alexander has a population of 161 people<3> (see below for details).

Alexander is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alexander is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Alexander: 50420<5>

Websites for Alexander ...

Official Website: www.mayors-office.town.alexander.ia.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexander had an population of 161 people. This is a decrease of 8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.42% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 165 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, 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.

Communities near Alexander ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexander.

  • Hampton [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<7>
  • Clarion [Wright County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarion
    • Clarion [Wright County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,709 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarion<7>
  • Belmond [Wright County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmond
    • Belmond [Wright County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,263 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmond<7>
  • Sheffield [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheffield
    • Sheffield [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Alexander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,106 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheffield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rockwell [Cerro Gordo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwell
      • Rockwell [Cerro Gordo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockwell<7>
    • Kanawha [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha
      • Kanawha [Hancock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanawha<7>
    • Dows [Wright County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dows
      • Dows [Wright County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 504 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dows<7>
    • Latimer [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latimer<7>
    • Klemme [Hancock County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Klemme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klemme
      • Klemme [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klemme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Klemme<7>
    • Thornton [Cerro Gordo County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Cerro Gordo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander. See our Newspapers Page for Alexander.

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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 Page for Alexander.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Alexander: www.mayors-office.town.alexander.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexander.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8044, Longitude: -93.4786       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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