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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    C
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C
Alexander County is located in North Carolina with a population of 37,119. In Alexander County, most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Alexander County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Alexander County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,197.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,162.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    383.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Alexander County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,961
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Alexander County

Alexander County Reviews

3 reviews
Taylorsville is a small conservative town, but there are members of the town who are liberal and the two opposing camps coexist relatively peacefully. It is a nice town. Property costs are low, and there is a recent movement toward making the town prettier, so there are lots of new murals. The library is nice. Though the town has a significant white majority (or at least in access to resources), there are also Hispanic American, African American, and Hmong American people living in the area, which is nice.
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Alexander is a rural county, which makes it homey but distant. If you don't live in the central part of the towns then it takes you about 20 to 30 minutes to get anywhere.
Alexander County may be a small town but is a great community. It is a very rural area and there is not a whole lot to do but it is not far from Statesville or Hickory.