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Alexander County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 235.5 square miles
Population Density 35 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 7,629
Population change -7.4%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 22.8%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 49.5%
White 60.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 2.3
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 36.1%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 75%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 8.4%
Veterans 678
Households and Housing
Households 2,860
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.7%
Median household income $26,972
The per capita income $13,619
Live below the poverty line. 31.6%
housing units 3,948
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $54,400
Residents owning their homes. 65.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 383
Women-owned firms 43.1%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $22,853
Retail sales per capita $2,785
Manufacturers shipments $0
Merchant wholesaler sales $0