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Alexander is a town in Genesee County, in the Batavia metro area.
The community was named for Alexander Rea, settler.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Alexander. For links to other places called Alexander, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alexander is 42.906N. The longitude is -78.252W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,451.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alexander demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Genesee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 14005 ZIP code.
32% of Alexander residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alexander ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alexander was $20,031, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Alexander residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alexander, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $399. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $963.
Genesee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alexander political report.
The average commute time for Alexander workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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