Alexander County, Illinois is located in the southernmost part of the state and is home to a population of 8,238 people. The county is primarily rural, with a median household income of $41,845, slightly below the national average of $55,322. The unemployment rate in Alexander County is 5.2%, slightly higher than the national average of 3.7%.
The largest demographic group in Alexander County is White, making up 93.6% of the population, followed by Black or African American at 4.7%. The median age in the county is 42.1 years, slightly higher than the national average of 38.2 years.
Alexander County has two public school districts, Cairo Unit 1 and Cairo Unit 2. Cairo Unit 1 has two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Cairo Unit 2 has one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. The schools are highly rated, with a graduation rate of 91.6%, well above the national average of 84.6%.
The real estate market in Alexander County is relatively affordable. The median home value is $68,400, well below the national average of $231,200. The median rent is $633, slightly lower than the national average of $949. The vacancy rate is 8.9%, slightly higher than the national average of 6.9%.
Overall, Alexander County is a rural area with a median household income below the national average. The population is predominantly White and the median age is slightly higher than the national average. The public school districts are highly rated and the real estate market is relatively affordable.