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 49,462 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Alexandria, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,462
Daytime Population: Workers 34,690
Daytime Population: Residents 30,527
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 65,217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 47,748
Population in Familes 38,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,714
Population Density2 1,742
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $37,710
Average Household Income $59,312
Per Capita Income $23,758


Total Housing Units 21,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,511 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,260 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,331 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $141,757
Average Home Value $173,144


Total Households 18,772
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 11,810
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.44% 0.34%
Households 0.33% 0.27%
Families 0.04% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 2017 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 Density # 69 86th
Diversity Index # 91 81st
Median Household Income # 270 43rd
Per Capita Income # 167 65th

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