Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria: The capital of Louisiana. It is located on the Mississippi River in the northeastern part of the state. Alexandria is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Alexandria Museum of Art and the Alexandria Zoo.

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Alexandria is a city located in the county of Rapides Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its population at the 2010 census was 47,723 and a population density of 634 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 45,573 inhabitants.

The city was created 206 years ago in 1817.

Alexandria, Louisiana is a beautiful city located in the center of the state. The city was founded in 1819 by explorer Pierre Laclède and named after Alexander the Great. 

The city is known for its historic architecture and charming downtown area. It's also the home of Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSU-S). The school has a student population of around 10,000.

The city of Alexandria has a population of 46,545 (as of 2020) and an area size of 75.58 square miles (194 km2). The elevation is 23 meters above sea level, which is pretty close to sea level!

Alexandria has been home to many notable residents over its history, including Gen. Robert E. Lee (later commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army during the Civil War). In addition to agricultural pursuits, Alexandria is also known for its industrial factories and manufacturing plants; some are still operating today while others have closed down or have been relocated elsewhere around town or across state lines into neighboring states like Texas where there are fewer regulations regarding environmental pollution control standards.

Alexandria's latitude is 32.9 degrees north and its longitude is 92 degrees west. Its area code is 318.

Alexandria locator map
Location of Alexandria on Louisiana map.

Quick Facts about Alexandria

Population : 45,573 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Rapides Parish
Postal code : 71301-03, 06–07, 09, 11, 15
Phone Area Codes : 318
Area : 75.32 km2
Altitude : 75 feet / 23 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (206 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 11:39:42 (14th April 2024)
Density : 605 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.72% (2010-2020)
Downtown Alexandria image
Downtown Alexandria
Downtown Alexandria image

Geography

Alexandria is located at 31°18'41"N 92°26'43"W (31.3112900, -92.4451400).

Alexandria map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Alexandria decreased by 4.72% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 47,723 - census
2011 48,061 0.7% estimation process
2012 48,089 0.06% estimation process
2013 48,311 0.46% estimation process
2014 48,128 -0.38% estimation process
2015 47,761 -0.77% estimation process
2016 47,544 -0.46% estimation process
2017 47,035 -1.08% estimation process
2018 46,564 -1.01% estimation process
2019 46,180 -0.83% estimation process
2020 45,573 -1.33% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 14,548
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 15,728
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -7.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 14,723
April 1, 2010 Population : 15,730
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.4%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 23.3%
People over 65 (%) : 21.1%
Female persons, % : 49.0%
White only, percent : 95.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.6%
Asians alone % : 0.9%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 9.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 87.3%
2015-2019 Veterans : 871
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.1%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,353

Alexandria zip code is 71301. County name: Rapides, County fips: 22079

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 7,353
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $106,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,108
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $434
2015-2019 median gross rent : $635
Permits for construction, 2020 : 10
2015-2019 Households : 6,085
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.35
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 91.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 7.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 85.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 70.7%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.7%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 8,457
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 48,145
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 559,293
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 120,636
2012 total retail sales per capita : $7,849
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.4
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $59,028
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,253
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.0%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 461
2019 total employment : 4,025
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 172,553
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -1.6%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 1,049
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,148
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 572
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 353
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,065
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 79
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 968
2010 population per square mile : 16.0
2010 land area in square miles : 982.91

People born in Alexandria (95)

People born in Alexandria, including actress Faith Ford, actor Muse Watson, writer Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, .

List

  • James Madison Wells (Governor of Louisiana (1808-1899)) he was born in 08/01/1808
  • Arna Bontemps (American poet, novelist) he was born in 13/10/1902
  • John Ardoin (Music critic of The Dallas Morning News for thirty-two years) he was born in 08/01/1935
  • Harold B. McSween (American politician and businessman (1926-2002)) he was born in 19/07/1926
  • Rich Johnson (American basketball player) he was born in 18/12/1946
  • Thomas M. Paschal (American politician (1845-1919)) he was born in 15/12/1845
  • John Cooksey (American politician) he was born in 20/08/1941
  • Evan Chambers (American composer) he was born in 01/01/1963
  • Warren Morris (baseball player) he was born in 11/01/1974
  • Russ Springer (American baseball player) he was born in 07/11/1968
  • J. Tinsley Oden (American scientist in enginering) he was born in 25/12/1936
  • Casson Ferguson (actor (1891-1929)) he was born in 29/05/1891
  • Steve "Snapper" Jones (basketball player and analyst from the United States) he was born in 17/10/1942
  • Alvin Benjamin Rubin (United States federal judge) he was born in 13/03/1920
  • Arnold Jack Rosenthal (American politician) he was born in 09/05/1923
  • Chris Boniol (American football player) he was born in 09/12/1971
  • Bill Schroll (American football player (1926-2009)) he was born in 24/01/1926
  • Blackshear M. Bryan (United States Army general) he was born in 08/02/1900

Schools in Alexandria

College & universities near Alexandria, LA

Code Name City ZIP
158088 Central Louisiana Technical Community College Alexandria (LA) 71301
159568 Louisiana College Pineville (LA) 71359
160199 Pineville Beauty School Pineville (LA) 71360-0000
450128 Blue Cliff College-Alexandria Alexandria (LA) 71301
469911 Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria Alexandria (LA) 71301

Post offices near Alexandria

Post Office Name City ZIP
Alexandria Post Office Alexandria (LA) 71301
Pinevill Post Office Pineville (LA) 71360
South Park Station Post Office Alexandria (LA) 71302
Westside Station Post Office Alexandria (LA) 71301
Tioga Post Office Tioga (LA) 71477

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  • Alexandria , Kentucky city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Kentucky, United States with a population of 9,807 people.
  • Alexandria , Indiana city in Madison County, Indiana, United States with a population of 4,956 people.
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  • Alexandria , New Hampshire town in Grafton County, New Hampshire with a population of 1,628 people.
  • Alexandria , Tennessee town in DeKalb County, Tennessee with a population of 1,020 people.
  • Alexandria , South Dakota city in and the county seat of Hanson County, South Dakota, United States with a population of 650 people.
  • Alexandria , Ohio human settlement in United States of America with a population of 545 people.
  • Alexandria , Pennsylvania borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 327 people.
  • Alexandria , Nebraska village in Thayer County, Nebraska with a population of 168 people.
  • Alexandria , Missouri village in Clark County, Missouri, USA with a population of 153 people.

Other cities in Rapides Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rapides Parish , LA.

City Name Population Title
City of Alexandria 46,180 Largest city and parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
Pineville 14,111 Suburb city of Alexandria, located in Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Ball 3,906 Suburb town of Alexandria, located in Rapides Parish just north of Pineville, Louisiana, United States
Glenmora 1,301 Town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
Lecompte 1,151 Town in Louisiana, United States
Woodworth 1,139 City in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States of America
Boyce 968 Town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
Forest Hill 912 Village in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
Cheneyville 574 Town in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
McNary 206 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Alexandria distances to largest Louisiana cities