Alexandria, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alexandria, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria is the 9th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 49,238 as of July 1, 2016. Alexandria ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alexandria is located at latitude 31.2934 and longitude -92.4702 in Rapides Parish. 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. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 75 feet.

The City of Alexandria (GNIS ID: 2403079) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alexandria is located within Parish Governing Authority District I, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rapides Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alexandria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Alexandria, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,238
Population in Households 47,524
Population in Familes 38,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,714
Population Density1 1,734
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 18,647
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 11,775
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 21,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,380 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,267 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,544 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $133,146
Average Home Value $168,889


Median Household Income $36,753
Average Household Income $57,064
Per Capita Income $22,842
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.45%
Households 0.27% 0.35%
Families 0.0% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 9 98th
Population Density1 # 70 85th
Diversity Index2 # 89 81st
Median Household Income # 287 40th
Per Capita Income # 182 62nd

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