Alexandria, MN

Census Place

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2022 Population
14,400
2.64% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic (DFL) Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic (DFL) Party
2022 Median Age
37.9
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.2%
6.43% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,309
5.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,200
17.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,330
4.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Alexandria, MN had a population of 14.4k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $57,309. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Alexandria, MN grew from 14,030 to 14,400, a 2.64% increase and its median household income grew from $54,193 to $57,309, a 5.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), Other (Hispanic) (1.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.931%).

None of the households in Alexandria, MN 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.

99.1% of the residents in Alexandria, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexandria, MN are Alexandria Technical & Community College (662 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Alexandria, MN was $234,200, and the homeownership rate was 55.2%.

Most people in Alexandria, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Alexandria, MN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Alexandria, MN is home to a population of 14.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.56% of Alexandria, MN residents were born outside of the country (369 people).

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13k people) in Alexandria, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 379 White (Hispanic) and 343 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Alexandria, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria, MN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13k ± 192
  2. White (Hispanic)
    379 ± 116
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    343 ± 145
4.42%
Hispanic Population
636 people

In 2022, there were 34.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13k people) in Alexandria, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 379 White (Hispanic) and 343 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.42% of the people in Alexandria, MN are hispanic (636 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,321 ± 5,642 people
  2. Somalia
    38,263 ± 4,786 people
  3. India
    30,262 ± 4,259 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 53,321 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 38,263 and India with 30,262.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.56%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
369 people
2.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
286 people

As of 2022, 2.56% of Alexandria, MN residents (369 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, MN was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    278 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    138 ± 86
  3. Korea
    84 ± 55

Alexandria, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Alexandria, MN employs 7.33k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, MN are Manufacturing (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,342 people), and Retail Trade (1,093 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($114,375), Finance & Insurance ($114,063), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,778).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,089. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.33k
2022 Value
± 638
4.15%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, MN grew at a rate of 4.15%, from 7.04k employees to 7.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, MN, are Production Occupations (1,101 people), Management Occupations (791 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (658 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alexandria, MN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.33k
2022 Value
± 638
4.15%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Alexandria, MN grew at a rate of 4.15%, from 7.04k employees to 7.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, MN, are Manufacturing (1,590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,342 people), and Retail Trade (1,093 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alexandria, MN, though some of these residents may live in Alexandria, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,935
Median earning men ± $7,368
$33,129
Median earning women ± $2,365

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,344), Wholesale Trade ($78,667), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,778).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,820), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,714), and Information ($56,389).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.26%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.93M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 2.26% 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 13.4%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Minnesota went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

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Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is the Minnesota affiliate of the Democratic Party (United States)|U.S. Democratic Party and its members are counted as Democrats.
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

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

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US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 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 Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Alexandria, MN awarded 662 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, MN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,383 male students and 1,482 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, MN are White (595 and 89.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 4.23%), Two or More Races (14 and 2.11%), and Unknown (9 and 1.36%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, MN by number of degrees awarded are Alexandria Technical & Community College (662 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, MN are Criminal Justice - Police Science (148 and 22.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (54 and 8.16%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (53 and 8.01%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,865 students enrolled in Alexandria, MN, 48.3% men and 51.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,318 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alexandria, MN was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Alexandria, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
662 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alexandria Technical & Community College with 662 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 357 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, MN, which is 1.17 times more than the 305 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 595 degrees mean that there were 21.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,478) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($629) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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, 0.877% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.991% 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 (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (962k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, MN was $234,200 in 2022, which is 0.831 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $199,000 to $234,200, a 17.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, MN is 55.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Alexandria, MN have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alexandria, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$234,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,659
$3,845
Median Property Taxes
±$407

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, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

55.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.2% of the housing units in Alexandria, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4509
  2. Census Tract 4507.02

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

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Household Income

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$57,309
Median Household Income
± $5,422
6.96k
Number of Households
± 600

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.96k households in Alexandria, MN grew to $57,309 from the previous year's value of $54,193.

The following chart displays the households in Alexandria, MN 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, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2022, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.267% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.83%)
  3. Carpooled (7.79%)

In 2022, 79.1% of workers in Alexandria, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.83%) and those who carpooled to work (7.79%).

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

17.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, MN have a shorter commute time (17.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.16% of the workforce in Alexandria, MN 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, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alexandria, MN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, MN (1.84k out of 14k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

94.9% of the population of Alexandria, MN has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 15.7% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, MN see 812 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (904 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1322 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 417 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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812 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Douglas County, MN

Primary care physicians in Douglas County, MN see an average of 812 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (904 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.14%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
15.7%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, MN grew by 25.9% from 4.08% to 5.14%.

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

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