Alexandria is a village in Licking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 517 at the 2010 census. Due to the 2014 census, population was approximately 518 people.[7] Since 2018, the population was 542.[8]

Alexandria, Ohio
Village Office, W. Main Street
Village Office, W. Main Street
Nickname(s): 
Alex (pronounced "Alec")
Motto(s): 
Building on the Past - Preparing for the Future
Location of Alexandria, Ohio
Location of Alexandria, Ohio
Location of Alexandria in Licking County
Location of Alexandria in Licking County
Coordinates: 40°5′23″N 82°36′47″W / 40.08972°N 82.61306°W / 40.08972; -82.61306Coordinates: 40°5′23″N 82°36′47″W / 40.08972°N 82.61306°W / 40.08972; -82.61306[1]
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLicking
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation971 ft (296 m)
Population
 • Total517
 • Estimate 
(2018[5])
542
 • Density2,068.0/sq mi (798.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43001
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-01154[6]
GNIS feature ID1064308[3]
Websitehttp://www.alexandriaoh.org

Alexandria was laid out in 1830.[9] Village voters defeated a ballot issue to dissolve the village and become a part of St. Albans Township. The vote was 92% against the dissolution on May 8, 2018.[10][11]

HistoryEdit

The village has a rich history including citizens who played a crucial role in the Underground Railroad, sheltering many escaped slaves on their way to freedom.

Notable people:

Bill Comstock, singer, member of the "Four Freshmen."

Georgia Baldwin Hubley, author of short stories, magazine articles and vignettes of her youthful experiences growing up on a farm near Alexandria. She is a frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup best selling series and the winner of the Erma Bombeck Award for humorous writing.

Mitchell Lynd, apple grower and orchard owner, has an orchard that is full of trees bearing antique varieties of apples grown years and years ago. He has an orchard devoted to creating new varieties. He worked for 17 years developing a new variety named "EverCrisp". He is founder of the MAIA, (Midwest Apple Improvement Assn)

Roy C. Amore Ph.D., Buddhist Studies from Columbia University. Professor, Political Science, at the University of Windsor. Roy C. Amore writes and teaches about the interface of religion and politics. He is author of books on World Religions, Buddhism, and politics. Author of "Lustful Maidens and Ascetic Kings:Buddhist and Hindu Stories of Life", "World Religions: Western Traditions", "Two Masters, One Message: The Lives and Teaching of Gautama and Jesus"and "Religion and Politics in the World's Hot Spots."

Willoughby Dayton Miller, the father of dentistry is from Alexandria.[12]

GeographyEdit

Alexandria is located at 40°5′23″N 82°36′47″W / 40.08972°N 82.61306°W / 40.08972; -82.61306 (40.089812, -82.612943),[1] along State Route 37 about 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Johnstown.[13]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all land.[2]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1840200
185034974.5%
1860320−8.3%
1870303−5.3%
1880269−11.2%
189029610.0%
190042041.9%
1910414−1.4%
19204150.2%
19304508.4%
1940425−5.6%
19504649.2%
1960452−2.6%
197058830.1%
1980489−16.8%
1990468−4.3%
20004853.6%
20105176.6%
Est. 2018542[5]4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 517 people, 182 households, and 144 families living in the village. The population density was 2,068.0 inhabitants per square mile (798.5/km2). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 812.0 per square mile (313.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.6% Native American, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 182 households of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.9% were non-families. 15.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.13.

The median age in the village was 34.9 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 485 people, 29 households, and 22 families living in the village. The population density was 523.1 people per square mile (205.1/km²). There were 30 housing units at an average density of 184.6 per square mile (72.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.82% White and 1.18% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 29 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.4% were married couples living together, and 24.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the village, the population was spread out with 34.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,688, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,235. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

Locations of interestEdit

Located in town, Alexandria Public Library serves the residents of Alexandria. Fireman's Park, Lobdell Reserve, Parker Community Park, and the Fritz Drumm Field of Dreams are all located in or very near the village. The Alexandria Museum, on Main Street, is a small house museum.

SchoolingEdit

Residents of Alexandria and the surrounding areas attend Northridge Local School District, which includes: Northridge Primary (Located within Alexandria's limits), Northridge Intermediary, Northridge Middle School, and Northridge High School (Johnstown).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Alexandria, Ohio (OH 43001) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders". www.city-data.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  8. ^ "Alexandria, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data". ohio.hometownlocator.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  9. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 2.
  10. ^ DeVito, Maria (December 29, 2017). "Alexandria dissolution heads to the voters". Newark Advocate. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  11. ^ DeVito, Maria (May 8, 2018). "Voters soundly reject dissolution of Alexandria". Newark Advocate. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  12. ^ http://wiki.lickingcountylibrary.info/Dr._Willoughby_Dayton_Miller
  13. ^ Google (2011-09-16). "Alexandria, Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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