Alexander County, Illinois Basics:

Alexander County Illinois - Government Site

Population: 7,752
Area: 236 square miles
County seat: Cairo
Area code(s) in use: 618
Time zone: CST
High school graduate or higher: 76.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
Median household income: $27,248
Persons in poverty: 31.1%
Home ownership rate: 65.9%
Mean travel time to work: 29.4 minutes

Adjacent counties:
Ballard (KY)  Cape Girardeau (MO)  Mississippi (MO)  Pulaski  Scott (MO)  Union  

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Map of the Alexander County area

Our detail map of Alexander County shows the Alexander County, Illinois boundary lines and other interesting items.

Places in Alexander County, Illinois

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Cairo Regional Airport, East Cape Girardeau Airport, Hunter Raffety Elevators Inc Airport

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Boston Bar, Browns Bar

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Dogtooth Bend, Hacker Bend

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Alexander County Courthouse, Alexander County Emergency Medical Services, Alexander County Emergency Medical Services, Brooks Point Post Light, Cairo Auxiliary Fire Department, Cairo Fire Department, Cairo Public Library, East Cape - McClure Fire Department, Horseshoe Lake Fire Department, Tamms Volunteer Fire Department, Thebes Volunteer Fire Department

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Main Ditch

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Brooks Point, Cairo Point

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Alexander County Poor Farm Cemetery, Bankert Cemetery, Baumgarde Cemetery, Beech Grove Cemetery, Birk Farm Cemetery, Bracken Cemetery, Brockett Cemetery, Brown Homestead Cemetery, Bumgard Cemetery, Cairo City Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Cauble Cemetery, Cavender Cemetery, Childers Cemetery, Clutts Cemetery, Cummins Cemetery, Duck Pond Cemetery, Elco Cemetery, Fayville Cemetery, Fox Grove Cemetery, Garner Cemetery, Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Hargis Cemetery, Hazelwood Cemetery, Hobbs Cemetery, Hodges Cemetery, Honey Cemetery, Hulen Cemetery, Hutchison Cemetery, Johnson Farm Cemetery, Lake Milligan Cemetery, Lindsay Cemetery, McClure Cemetery, McCrite Cemetery, McCrite Cemetery, McDaniel Cemetery, McRaven Cemetery, Miller Cemetery, Miller Cemetery, Miller Cemetery, Mobile Cemetery, Mount Zion Cemetery, Oak Grove Cemetery, Olive Branch Cemetery, Palmer Cemetery, Parker Cemetery, Phillips Cemetery, Provo Cemetery, Richland Cemetery, Richwood Cemetery, Rose Hill Cemetery, Sammons Cemetery, Santa Fe Cemetery, Schendler Cemetery, Sextons Creek Graveyard, Sheffer Cemetery, Sims Cemetery, Solomon Hill Cemetery, Stretor Cemetery, The Seven Mile Graveyard, Thebes Cemetery, Thompson Cemetery, Twente Cemetery, Twente Cemetery, Uninty Cemetery

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Olive Branch Census Designated Place

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Adventist Chapel, Alexander Church, Beech Grove Church, Beech Grove Church, Cairo Baptist Church, Cairo Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses, Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Church of Christ, Church of God (historical), Church of the Redeemer, Everdale Missionary Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Central Missionary Baptist Church, First Christian Church, First Church of God in Christ, First Missionary Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First Southern Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Holy City Church of God in Christ, Holy Temple Non Denominational Church, Immanuel Baptist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kingdom Hall, Martin Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (historical), Montefiore Temple, Morning Star Freewill Baptist Church, Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant Church, Mount Union Baptist Church (historical), Mount Zion Church (historical), Mount Zion Church (historical), New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Pleasant Valley Church, Rock Springs Church, Saint Josephs Roman Catholic Church (historical), Saint Michaels Church, Saint Patricks Roman Catholic Church, Saint Paul Baptist Church, Sandy Creek Church, Second Free Baptist Church (historical), Tigert Memorial United Methodist Church, Ward Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington Avenue Baptist Church

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Interchange 1

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Dogwood Flats, Hogskin Bottoms

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Old Clear Creek

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Saint Marys Hospital

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Angelo Towhead, Bumgard Island, Burnham Island, Commerce Towhead (historical), Devils Island, Dogtooth Island, Giboney Island, Goose Island, Island Number 28, Island Number 29, Little Island, Missouri Sister Island, Picayune Island, Price Towhead (historical), Rock Island

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Edmondson Slough, Grand Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Lake Milligan

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Atherton Landing, Davey Switch, Horseshoe Lake Recreation Site, Horseshoe Lake Recreation Site, North Junction, South Junction

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Birk-McRite Quarry, Lone Star Mine, Silica Mine

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Cairo Historic District, Fort Defiance State Park, Halliday Park, Horseshoe Lake Nature Preserve, Horseshoe Lake State Conservation Area, Saint Marys Park

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Cache, Cairo, Cairo Junction, Clank, Dawleys, Diswood, East Cape Girardeau, Elco, Elmwood Place, Fayville, Future City, Gale, Golden Lily, Hodges Park, Klondike, McClure, Miller City, Olive Branch, Roth, Sandusky, Shasta (historical), Tamms, Tankville, Tatumville, Thebes, Unity, Urbandale, Willard

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Cairo Post Office, Elco Post Office, Gale Post Office, McClure Post Office, Miller City Post Office, Olive Branch Post Office

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Bennett Elementary School, Brownsville School (historical), Cairo High School, Cairo Junior High School, Central Bend School (historical), Delta School, Dexter School (historical), Douglas Public School (historical), East Cape Girardeau School, Egyptian Senior High School, Elwood School, Emerson Elementary School, Garrison School, Gauble School, Hartsook School (historical), Hazelwood School, Honey School (historical), Kilgore School (historical), Lake Creek School (historical), Lake Milligan School (historical), Lincoln School (historical), Lower Bend School (historical), McDaniel School, Pence School (historical), Phillips School (historical), Saint Joseph School (historical), Saint Michaels Academy, Saint Patricks School, Shawnee Elementary School-South, Sumner High School, Twente School (historical), Upper Elco School, Washington Junior High School, Woodrow School (historical)

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Perkins Spring

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Ambeer Creek, Black Creek, Brownsville Creek, Cache River, Clear Creek, Cooper Creek, Cottonwood Slough, Hartline Creek, Hogskin Creek, Horse Creek, Jacket Pattern Chute, Jackson Creek, Jim Branch, Lake Creek, Mill Creek, Miller Creek, Orchard Creek, Pigeon Roost Creek, Road Run, Sammons Creek, Sandy Creek, Santa Fe Chute, Sexton Creek, West Branch Sandy Creek, Wolf Creek

  Summits     show all on map

Burner Hill, Dogtooth Bend Mounds, Gilson Hills, Italian Hill, Rattlesnake Hill, Santa Fe Hills, Vick Hill

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Big Cypress, Hogskin Bottoms, Little Cypress Swamp (historical)

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Bass Hill Lookout Tower, Honey School Lookout Tower, KGIR-AM (Cape Girardeau), KZIM-AM (Cape Girardeau), WKRO-AM (Cairo)

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Opossum Trot Trail

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Beech Hollow, Big Brushy Hollow, Black Powder Hollow, Blue Hollow, Coakley Hollow, Dongola Hollow, Dry Hollow, Dynamite Hollow, Happy Hollow, Joliet Hollow, Jones Hollow, Rock Springs Hollow, South Ripple Hollow,

Alexander County, Illinois Population By Race (2012 estimate)

WhiteAlexander County White population 4,7294,728  
BlackAlexander County Black population 2,7912,790
MixedAlexander County Mixed population 155155
American IndianAlexander County American Indian population 3131
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderAlexander County Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 87

Additional population tables :
State population table
Illinois population by county