Alexander County, Illinois Population 2024

4,510

Alexander County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 4,510 with a growth rate of -3.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Alexander County, Illinois is the 99th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 8,205 and has seen a growth of -45.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,640-174-4.56%
20283,814-174-4.36%
20273,988-174-4.18%
20264,162-174-4.01%
20254,336-174-3.86%
20244,510-174-3.71%
20234,684-174-3.58%
20224,858-174-3.46%
20215,032-141-2.73%
20205,173-618-10.67%
20195,791-252-4.17%
20186,043-233-3.71%
20176,276-172-2.67%
20166,448-315-4.66%
20156,763-321-4.53%
20147,084-158-2.18%
20137,242-479-6.2%
20127,721-272-3.4%
20117,993-212-2.58%
20108,205
199010,626-1,638-13.36%
198012,2642492.07%
197012,015-4,046-25.19%
196016,061-4,255-20.94%
195020,316-5,180-20.32%
194025,4962,95413.1%
193022,542-1,438-6%
192023,9801,2395.45%
191022,7413,35717.32%
190019,3842,82117.03%
189016,5631,75511.85%
188014,8084,24440.17%
187010,5645,857124.43%
18604,7072,22389.49%
18502,484-829-25.02%
18403,3131,923138.35%
18301,390764122.04%
1820626-3,014-82.8%
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2024 Growth Rate
-3.71% (-174)
County Seat
2010 Population
8,205
Area
236 mi²
Density
19 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-45.03% (-3,695)
Founded
1819

Alexander County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,34063.49%
Black or African American1,74833.23%
Two or more races1442.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.3%
Asian130.25%
Native American
Other race
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Native American

Other race

Alexander County, Illinois Population by Race

Alexander County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Alexander County, Illinois Median Age

44.9

Total

42.4

Male

47.5

Female

Alexander County, Illinois Adults

There are 4,105 adults, (1,236 of whom are seniors) in Alexander County, Illinois.

Alexander County, Illinois Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexander County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female2,70051.32%
Male2,56148.68%

Alexander County, Illinois Population by Age

Alexander County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7272.9777.922.1
Non Family7531.1367.232.8
Married6903.5891.28.8
Female2166.8782.417.6
Male684.7848.551.5
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4.29

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Alexander County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Alexander County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,587

Average Earnings

$33,938

Average Male

$30,685

Average Female

Alexander County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alexander County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Alexander County, Illinois Language

99.24% of Alexander County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 0.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Alexander County, Illinois Language

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,26064819.88%
Black1,71542724.9%
Multiple1442819.44%
Hispanic5123.92%
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21.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.37%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexander County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, Illinois is Black, with 24.9% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexander County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 3.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.88%.

Alexander County, Illinois Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.39%
High School21.18%
Some College13.96%
Bachelors or Greater11.31%
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Alexander County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed7.96%
Male Employed6.08%
Male Unemployed4%
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Alexander County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alexander County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.8%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Alexander County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Alexander County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

361

Number of Veterans

323

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

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Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Alexander County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Alexander County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Alexander County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.3%

Born in Alexander County, Illinois

99.22%

Native Born

0.78%

Foreign Born

0.02%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.22% of Alexander County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 66.3% having been born in Illinois. 0.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Alexander County, Illinois Place of Birth

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