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The City of Alexander City had a population of 14,781 as of July 1, 2022. Alexander City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexander City is located at latitude 32.944 and longitude -85.9538 in Tallapoosa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexander City encompass a land area of 40.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Tallapoosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Alexander City has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Alexander City is located within Alexander City Division of Tallapoosa County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alexander City: Alexander, Youngsville.

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Alexander City, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 14,781 (100%)
Population in Households 14,392 (97.4%)
Population in Families 11,586 (78.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 389 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 338
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $47,077
Average Household Income $65,353
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $27,298
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,022 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,154 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,072 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $124,898
Average Home Value $186,801
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 6,176
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 4,036
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.19% -0.27%
Households -0.13% -0.14%
Families   -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
Owner Occupied HU   0.10%

Alexander City, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander City to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 92nd
Population Density # 205 66th
Median Household Income # 339 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 371 63rd
Per Capita Income # 313 47th
Diversity Index # 75 88th

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