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Alexandria, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rapides Parish at latitude 31.2934 and longitude -92.4702. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Alexandria, but most people and references simply refer to it as Alexandria, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Alexandria indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Alexandria (see map below) encompass a land area of 28.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles.

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Alexandria, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 47,785
Population in Households 46,078
Population in Familes 36,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,707
Population Density1 1,682
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 18,391
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 11,673
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,509 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,882 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,513 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $173,130
Average Home Value $250,313


Median Household Income $31,838
Average Household Income $53,827
Per Capita Income $21,460
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% 0.15%
Households 0.15% 0.19%
Families -0.1% 0.01%
Median Household Income   3.57%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Alexandria, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alexandria to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 73 85th
Diversity Index2 # 88 82nd
Median Household Income # 351 26th
Per Capita Income # 190 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.