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Encyclopedia > Alexander County, North Carolina
Alexander County, North Carolina
Image:Alexander County nc seal.jpg
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Alexander County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1847
Seat Taylorsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

682 km² (263 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
8 km² (3 mi²), 1.12%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

33,603
50/km² 
Website: www.co.alexander.nc.us

Alexander County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 33,603. Its county seat is Taylorsville6. Image File history File links Map_of_North_Carolina_highlighting_Alexander_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest City = Charlotte Largest city {{{LargestCity}}} Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Taylorsville is a town in Alexander County, North Carolina, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest City = Charlotte Largest city {{{LargestCity}}} Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Taylorsville is a town in Alexander County, North Carolina, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Law and government

Alexander County is a member of the regional Western Piedmont Council of Governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 682 km² (263 mi²). 674 km² (260 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (1.12%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Alexander County is located within the Piedmont region of western North Carolina. The county's main geographic feature is the Brushy Mountains, a deeply eroded spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west. The "Brushies", as they are called locally, rise from 300 to 800 feet above the surrounding countryside, and dominate the county's northern horizon. The highest point in Alexander County is Hickory Knob in the Brushies, which rises to 2,560 feet above sea level. Barrett Mountain, an isolated mountain ridge, is in the western part of the county. The remainder of Alexander County's terrain consists of gently rolling countryside. The county's largest river, the Catawba, forms its southern border. The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Brushy Mountains are a mountain range located in northwestern North Carolina. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ...


Within Alexander County is the unincorporated town of Hiddenite, the location of a mine that yields emeralds, sapphires, and its namesake stone "hiddenite", a variety of spodumene. According to the website of the mine's owners, it is "the only emerald mine in the United States open to the public for prospecting."[1] Hiddenite is a community in east-central Alexander County, North Carolina. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Sapphire (disambiguation). ... Spodumene is a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate - LiAl(SiO3)2 - and is a source of lithium. ...


Townships

The county is divided into eight townships: Sharpes, Ellendale, Gwaltney, Little River, Millers, Sugar Loaf, Taylorsville, and Wittenburg. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent counties

Wilkes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Catawba County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 33,603 people, 13,137 households, and 9,747 families residing in the county. The population density was 50/km² (129/mi²). There were 14,098 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (54/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.00% White, 4.63% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 2.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 13,137 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,684, and the median income for a family was $45,691. Males had a median income of $29,857 versus $21,868 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,507. About 5.90% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 14.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Map of Alexander County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Alexander County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Taylorsville is a town in Alexander County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Unincorporated places

  • Bethlehem
  • Stony Point
  • Hiddenite, North Carolina
  • Drumstand
  • Vashti
  • Ellendale
  • Wittenburg
  • Sugar Loaf
  • Little River
  • Millersville

Bethlehem is a census-designated place located in Alexander County, North Carolina. ... Stony Point is a census-designated place located in North Carolina. ...

External links

  • Alexander County government official website

Coordinates: 35°55′N 81°11′W / 35.92, -81.18 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Alexander County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (504 words)
Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina.
Alexander County is a member of the regional Western Piedmont Council of Governments.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: North Carolina (1401 words)
It is bordered by South Carolina on the south, Georgia on the southwest, Tennessee on the west, Virginia on the north, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.
That the flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter N in gilt on the left and the letter C in gilt on the right of said star, the circle containing the same to be one-third the width of the union.
North Carolina was originally inhabited by various tribes of Indians, the three principal ones being the Tuscaroras in the east, the Catawbas in the centre, and the Cherokees in the west.
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