Alexandria, LA

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2022 Population
45,133
1.32% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.268% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
25.7%
5.35% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,049
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$179,900
14.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,191
1.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alexandria, LA had a population of 45.1k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $49,049. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alexandria, LA declined from 45,736 to 45,133, a −1.32% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,760 to $49,049, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (55.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), and White (Hispanic) (1.32%).

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.

97.8% 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), Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (275 degrees), and Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria (469911) (150 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Alexandria, LA was $179,900, and the homeownership rate was 53.9%.

Most people in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alexandria, LA is home to a population of 45.1k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.77% of Alexandria, LA residents were born outside of the country (1.7k people).

In 2022, there were 1.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% 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 98.2%, 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. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 1.07k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 1.04k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 331
3.18%
Hispanic Population
1.44k people

In 2022, there were 1.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.5k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.18% of the people in Alexandria, LA are hispanic (1.44k 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

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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

3.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people
3.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.63k people

As of 2022, 3.77% of Alexandria, LA residents (1.7k 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 3.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    877 ± 211
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    767 ± 242
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    573 ± 177

Alexandria, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alexandria, LA employs 19.2k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,499 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,196 people), and Retail Trade (2,075 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,748), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,294), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,077).

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

19.2k
2022 Value
± 1,304
1.13%
1 Year growth
± 9.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 19k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,850 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,791 people), and Management Occupations (1,756 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

19.2k
2022 Value
± 1,304
1.13%
1 Year growth
± 9.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 19k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,499 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,196 people), and Retail Trade (2,075 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

$38,502
Median earning men ± $4,452
$32,084
Median earning women ± $3,261

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($67,452), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,300), and Public Administration ($60,943).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,447), Public Administration ($65,647), and Manufacturing ($51,324).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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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 2,051 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 634 male students and 1,220 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, LA are White (1,056 and 51.6%), followed by Black or African American (699 and 34.2%), Unknown (139 and 6.79%), and Hispanic or Latino (56 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA by number of degrees awarded are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,626 and 79.3%), Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (275 and 13.4%), and Unitech Training Academy-Alexandria (469911) (150 and 7.31%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, LA are Welding Technology (467 and 22.8%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (193 and 9.41%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (159 and 7.75%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,854 students enrolled in Alexandria, LA, 34.2% men and 65.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 889 records, of which 57% were women and 43% 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. 275 degrees awarded
  3. 150 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

In 2022, 1,007 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, LA, which is 0.965 times less than the 1,044 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 1,056 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 699 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,335) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($763) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,220) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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 $179,900 in 2022, which is 0.638 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $157,100 to $179,900, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, LA is 53.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alexandria, LA have an average commute time of 19.1 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 $49,049. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Alexandria, LA was Census Tract 123.01 with a value of $101,660, followed by Census Tract 123.02 and Census Tract 124, with respective values of $78,345 and $59,119.

Property

$179,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,861
$9,208
Median Property Taxes
±$718

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 < $800 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

53.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.9% of the housing units in Alexandria, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 123.01
  2. Census Tract 123.02
  3. Census Tract 124

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, LA was Census Tract 123.01 with a value of $101,660, followed by Census Tract 123.02 and Census Tract 124, with respective values of $78,345 and $59,119.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,049
Median Household Income
± $3,568
17.1k
Number of Households
± 1,059

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.1k households in Alexandria, LA grew to $49,049 from the previous year's value of $43,760.

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 < $10k 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 (78%)
  2. Carpooled (8.45%)
  3. Other (5.76%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.45%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (5.76%).

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, LA have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.34% 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

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, LA (11.2k out of 43.7k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

89.9% of the population of Alexandria, LA has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 33.8% on Medicaid, 9.27% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rapides Parish, LA see 1089 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.89% decrease from the previous year (1145 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1837 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 183 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,089 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rapides Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Rapides Parish, LA see an average of 1,089 patients per year. This represents a 4.89% decrease from the previous year (1,145 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.1%
Uninsured
31.1%
Employer Coverage
33.8%
Medicaid
9.27%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, LA declined by 0.307% from 10.1% to 10.1%.

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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