Alexander County is located in southern Illinois. The County Seat is Cairo and the largest city is Cairo. The 2014 population estimate is 7,492 and the 2010 census population was 8,238. The land area is 235.51 square miles and there are 35 persons per square mile.
60.6% of the population is White, 36.1% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 74.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $54,400, there are 2,860 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,619, the median household income is $26,972, and 31.6% of the persons in Alexander County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 383. Retail sales (in $1000) were $22,853, and sales per capita were $2,785. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 43.1%.
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