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Alhambra is a village in Madison County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
The community was named for the fortress palace in Granada, Spain
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Alhambra. For links to other places called Alhambra, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Alhambra is 38.888N. The longitude is -89.731W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 644.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alhambra demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, St. Louis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62001 ZIP code.
47% of Alhambra residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alhambra ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alhambra was $16,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Alhambra residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alhambra, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $317. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.
Madison County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alhambra political report.
The average commute time for Alhambra workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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