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Alexandria, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Alexandria is the 10th largest city in Louisiana with a population of 49,130 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.3113 and longitude -92.4451 in Rapides Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Alexandria 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 D, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rapides Parish.

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Alexandria, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 49,130
Population in Households 47,415
Population in Familes 38,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,715
Population Density2 1,731
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $37,931
Average Household Income $59,191
Per Capita Income $23,645


Total Housing Units 21,072 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,971 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,612 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,489 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $145,132
Average Home Value $178,960


Total Households 18,583
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 11,653
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.28%
Households 0.16% 0.19%
Families -0.13% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

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, 2018 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 Density # 70 85th
Diversity Index # 87 82nd
Median Household Income # 272 43rd
Per Capita Income # 174 64th

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