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Alexander, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Alexander had a population of 318 as of July 1, 2017. Alexander ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexander is located at latitude 47.8387 and longitude -103.6411 in McKenzie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexander (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McKenzie County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,188 feet.

The City of Alexander (GNIS ID: 1035903) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexander population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Alexander, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 318
Daytime Population: Workers 82
Daytime Population: Residents 241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 313
Population in Familes 254
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 223
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $57,536
Average Household Income $74,864
Per Capita Income $30,937


Total Housing Units 175 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $178,472
Average Home Value $242,233


Total Households 139
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 94
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 5.02% 8.45%
Households 4.65% 8.4%
Families 6.39% 8.14%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Alexander, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexander to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 134 67th
Population Density # 260 35th
Diversity Index # 22 95th
Median Household Income # 220 45th
Per Capita Income # 294 27th

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