Alexandria, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
151,721
0.638% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
3.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,650
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,300
9.91% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,366
1.16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alexandria, LA had a population of 152k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $55,650. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alexandria, LA declined from 152,695 to 151,721, a −0.638% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,005 to $55,650, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.17%), White (Hispanic) (1.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Alexandria, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Alexandria, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,626 degrees awarded in 2022), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (737 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (275 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Alexandria, LA was $166,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%.

Most people in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria, LA was 2 cars per household.

Alexandria, LA borders Fort Polk South, LA and Natchitoches, LA.

Population & Diversity

Alexandria, LA is home to a population of 152k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.6% of Alexandria, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.94k people).

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Alexandria, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria, LA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95k ± 285
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    43.5k ± 547
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.8k ± 667
3.8%
Hispanic Population
5.76k people

In 2022, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.8% of the people in Alexandria, LA are hispanic (5.76k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alexandria, LA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Louisiana.
Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.94k people
2.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.08k people

As of 2022, 2.6% of Alexandria, LA residents (3.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria, LA was 2.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,430 ± 392
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,257 ± 463
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,684 ± 330

Alexandria, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alexandria, LA employs 63.4k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,433 people), Retail Trade (7,351 people), and Educational Services (6,046 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,010), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,000), and Public Administration ($60,396).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

63.4k
2022 Value
± 2,259
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 62.6k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,327 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,049 people), and Management Occupations (5,525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexandria, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.4k
2022 Value
± 2,259
1.16%
1 Year growth
± 4.95%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 62.6k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,433 people), Retail Trade (7,351 people), and Educational Services (6,046 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexandria, LA, though some of these residents may live in Alexandria, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,662
Median earning men ± $2,065
$32,447
Median earning women ± $1,547

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($63,068), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,442), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,010).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,109), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,357), and Construction ($44,280).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,794
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 983
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 719
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Louisiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alexandria, LA awarded 3,059 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,403 male students and 4,807 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, LA are White (1,764 and 57.8%), followed by Black or African American (868 and 28.5%), Unknown (142 and 4.66%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (101 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA by number of degrees awarded are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,626 and 53.2%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (737 and 24.1%), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (275 and 8.99%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, LA are Welding Technology (467 and 15.3%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (193 and 6.31%), and Registered Nursing (159 and 5.2%).

The median tuition costs in Alexandria, LA are $19,590 for private four year colleges, and $4,950 and $5,120 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Alexandria, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,210 (33.3% men and 66.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,210 students enrolled in Alexandria, LA, 33.3% men and 66.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,117 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alexandria, LA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Alexandria, LA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,626 degrees awarded
  2. 737 degrees awarded
  3. 275 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) with 1,626 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, LA, which is 0.722 times less than the 1,776 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,764 degrees mean that there were 2.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 868 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,590) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, LA was $166,300 in 2022, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,300 to $166,300, a 9.91% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, LA is 67.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alexandria, LA have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexandria, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alexandria, LA is $55,650. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

Property

$166,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,588
$37,488
Median Property Taxes
±$1,582

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Alexandria, LA the largest share of households pay taxes in the None range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alexandria, LA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.8% of the housing units in Alexandria, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $80,510 and $79,191.

The following map shows all of the counties in Alexandria, LA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,650
Median Household Income
± $1,899
55.3k
Number of Households
± 1,890

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.3k households in Alexandria, LA grew to $55,650 from the previous year's value of $50,005.

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Alexandria, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (6.82%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.67%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.82%) and those who worked at home (3.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, LA have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.35% of the workforce in Alexandria, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexandria, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, LA (26k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Alexandria, LA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91% of the population of Alexandria, LA has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 29.5% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Louisiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 19.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.98%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
29.5%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
2.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, LA declined by 2.98% from 9.25% to 8.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Alexandria, LA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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