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Population (year 2000): 46,342. Estimated population in July 2005: 45,693 (-1.4% change)
Males: 21,085 (45.5%), Females: 25,257 (54.5%)

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Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $26,097 (year 2000)
Median house value: $72,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Alexandria:

  • Black (54.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (6.6%), United States (5.7%), Irish (5.7%), English (5.3%), German (3.5%), Italian (2.1%).Louisiana

Elevation: 82 feet

Land area: 26.4 square miles

Alexandria,

For population 25 years and over in Alexandria

  • High school or higher: 72.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alexandria city

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

1.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -3,142 (-6.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: LA Lafayette, (80.2 miles pop. 110,257).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rouge, LA Baton (107.4 miles pop. 227,818).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (227.1 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA Pineville, (4.5 miles LA (8.9 miles Ball, LA (9.8 miles Woodworth, LA (14.5 miles Lecompte, LA Boyce, (15.9 miles LA (16.4 miles Pollock, Hill, LA (17.9 miles Forest Prong, LA (20.4 miles Dry


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 87 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 1998: 74 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 1999: 81 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2000: 60 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2003: 182 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $191,300
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $168,500

Latitude: 31.29 N, Longitude: 92.46 W

Area code: 318


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.1%), Retail trade (14.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,892 (+30.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,929 (70.6%)


 

Crime in Alexandria by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 7 5 5 11 8 3
    per 100,000 15.1 10.8 10.8 23.7 17.3 6.5
Rapes 24 33 26 17 13 17
    per 100,000 51.8 71.2 56.1 36.7 28.1 36.7
Robberies 148 180 183 199 194 188
    per 100,000 319.4 388.4 394.9 429.4 418.6 405.7
Assaults 311 322 434 732 755 688
    per 100,000 671.1 694.8 936.5 1579.6 1629.2 1484.6
Burglaries 1,127 1,279 1,105 1,117 1,275 925
    per 100,000 2431.9 2759.9 2384.4 2410.3 2751.3 1996.0
Thefts 3,223 3,664 3,047 3,285 3,013 2,576
    per 100,000 6954.8 7906.4 6575.0 7088.6 6501.7 5558.7
Auto thefts 133 129 157 193 203 211
    per 100,000 287.0 278.4 338.8 416.5 438.0 455.3
737.2 826.5 796.0 968.7 967.6 838.3

Average climate in Alexandria, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alexandria,

Alexandria-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/6/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Alexandria city center injured 11 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1957, a category 3 tornado 0.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Craig Nall - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Apr 21, 1979), Jerry Wilson - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Jul 17, 1973), Russ Springer - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Houston Astros, born: Nov 7, 1968), John Ford - College basketball player (McNeese State Cowboys), Lance Brasher - College basketball player (Louisiana Monroe Indians), Titus Byrd - College basketball player (High Point Panthers), Wayne Powell - College basketball player (Louisiana Tech Bulldogs).


Hospitals/medical centers in Alexandria:
  • CHRISTUS ST FRANCIS CABRINI HOSPITAL (3330 MASONIC DRIVE)
  • CROSSROADS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (110 JOHN ESKEW DR)
  • DUBUIS HOSPITAL OF ALEXANDRIA (3330 MASONIC DR)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF ALEXDRIA (104 N 3RD STREET)
  • RAPIDES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (211 4TH STREET)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alexandria:
  • ALEXANDRIA INTL (about 6 miles; ALEXANDRIA, LA; ID: AEX)
  • POLK AAF (about 54 miles; FORT POLK, LA; ID: POE)
  • LAFAYETTE REGIONAL (about 82 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; ID: LFT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alexandria:
  • PINEVILLE MUNI (about 4 miles; PINEVILLE, LA; ID: 2L0)
  • POLLOCK MUNICIPAL (about 12 miles; POLLOCK, LA; ID: L66)
  • WOODWORTH (about 13 miles; WOODWORTH, LA; ID: 1R4)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 89 $198,620 $26,780 1 $571
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $16,373 $32,746 0 $0
Water Supply 35 $77,171 $26,458 0 $0
Electric Power 66 $192,098 $34,926 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 63 $136,752 $26,048 0 $0
Gas Supply 39 $97,336 $29,949 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 30 $63,201 $25,280 0 $0
Transit 30 $72,303 $28,921 0 $0
Other Government Administration 61 $176,527 $34,726 0 $0
Sewerage 37 $104,837 $34,001 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 81 $154,218 $22,847 0 $0
Correction 2 $4,184 $25,104 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $6,184 $37,104 0 $0
Firefighters 111 $369,061 $39,898 0 $0
Police - Other 24 $57,059 $28,529 19 $4,875
Police Protection - Officers 158 $444,472 $33,757 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 11 $27,420 $29,912 0 $0
Totals for Government 845 $2,197,816 $31,211 20 $5,446
Colleges/Universities in Alexandria:
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AT ALEXANDRIA (Full-time enrollment: 1,511; Location: 8100 HWY 71 SOUTH; Public; Website: www.lsua.edu)
  • LOUISIANA TECHNICAL COLLEGE-ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS (FT enrollment: 136; Location: 4311 S MACARTHUR DR; Public)
  • ALEXANDRIA ACADEMY OF BEAUTY CULTURE (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 2305 RAPIDES AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alexandria:
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 54 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 82 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; FT enrollment: 13,673)
  • LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY (about 86 miles; RUSTON, LA; FT enrollment: 9,013)
  • GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; GRAMBLING, LA; FT enrollment: 4,299)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE (about 89 miles; MONROE, LA; FT enrollment: 8,116)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 93 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; ALCORN STATE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,594)
Public high schools in Alexandria:
  • ALEXANDRIA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,010; Location: 800 OLA LANE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • BOLTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 714; Location: 2101 VANCE AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • PEABODY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 2727 JONES STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Alexandria:
  • HOLY SAVIOR MENARD CENTRAL HS (Students: 451; Location: 4603 COLISEUM BLVD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 4900 JACKSON ST EXTENSION; Grades: PK - 12)
  • HOPE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 7921 HIGHWAY 28 WEST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • AIRBASE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 2220 AIR BASE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Alexandria:
  • SCOTT M. BRAME MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 788; Location: 4800 DAWN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ALEXANDRIA MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 122 MARYLAND AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • J.B. NACHMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 4102 WAKEFIELD BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ARTHUR F. SMITH MIDDLE MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 3100 JONES STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PHOENIX MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 564; Location: 4500 LINCOLN ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHEROKEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 5700 PRESCOTT ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MABEL BRASHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 601 CLOVERLEAF BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EWELL S. AIKEN OPTIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 397; Location: 3444 MASONIC DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • PEABODY MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 2416 3RD STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • L.S. RUGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 358; Location: 1319 BUSH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Alexandria:
  • OUR LADY-PROMPT SUCCOR SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 420 21ST STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ALEXANDRIA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 5603 BAYOU RAPIDER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCES CABRINI (Students: 303; Location: 2215 EAST TEXAS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST RITA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: P O BOX 7056 1700 ASHLEY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Students: 129; Location: 4209 NORTH BOLTON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • SMYRNA JR ACADEMY (Students: 14; Location: PO BOX 6408; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Alexandria:
  • RAPIDES PARISH LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,759,374; Location: 411 WASHINGTON STREET; 383,265 books; 10,506 audio materials; 7,195 video materials; 660 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Alexandria: Bellview Landing (A), Kent Plantation (B), Metro Shopping Plaza (C), Turpin Spur (D), Alexandria City Hall (E), Alexandria Historical and Genealogical Library (F), Alexandria Museum of Art (G), Rapides Parish Courthouse (H), Bolton Avenue Community Center (I), Rapides Parish Coliseum (J), Casson Street Community Center (K), Rapides Parish Library (L).

Shopping Centers: Dunbar Plaza Shopping Center (1), Alexandria Mall Shopping Center (2), West End Retail Shopping Center (3), Westgate Shopping Center (4), Southside Shopping Center (5), MacArthur Village Shopping Center (6), Metrocenter Mall Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Alexandria include: Mars Hill Baptist Church (A), Annadale Baptist Church (B), Antioch Baptist Church (C), Starlight Baptist Church (D), Augustana Lutheran Church (E), Horeshoe Drive United Methodist Church (F), Homewood Baptist Church (G), Meredith Heights Church (H).

Cemeteries: Anandale Cemetery (1), Garden of Memories Cemetery (2).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Philip Bayou (A), Dry Bayou (B), Sandy Bayou (C), Rapides, Bayou (D).

Parks in Alexandria include: Harmon Field (1), Hunter Park (2), Bringhurst Field (3), Bringhurst Park (4), Cheatham Park (5), Gimble Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Alexandria compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Alexandria:
  • KJMJ (580 AM; 5 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KDBS (1410 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWDF (840 AM; daytime; 8 kW; BALL, LA; Owner: BALL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KSYL (970 AM; 1 kW; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KTTP (1110 AM; daytime; 2 kW; PINEVILLE, LA; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • KDYS (1520 AM; 10 kW; LAFAYETTE, LA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Alexandria:
  • KRRV-FM (100.3 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAD (93.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: FM BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAPM (91.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KEDG (106.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K288ER (105.5 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KZMZ (96.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOUZ (89.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: FAMILY LIFE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KLSA (90.7 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: BD OF SUPV OF LA ST U & A&M COLLEGE)
  • KKST (98.7 FM; OAKDALE, LA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYT (88.1 FM; JENA, LA; Owner: BLACK MEDIA WORKS, INC.)
  • KCJM-LP (107.9 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: M&M COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INC., ALEXANDRIA BRANCH)
  • KQID-FM (93.1 FM; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: CENLA B/C CO INC.)
  • KHFX (105.5 FM; BALL, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KBCE (102.3 FM; BOYCE, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLAA (103.5 FM; TIOGA, LA; Owner: CAJUN COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KVDP (89.1 FM; DRY PRONG, LA; Owner: DRY PRONG EDUC B/C FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Alexandria:
  • KALB-TV (Channel 5; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K02PO (Channel 2; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K60GE (Channel 60; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EL (Channel 21; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K43EI (Channel 43; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57GK (Channel 57; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FA (Channel 53; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: ESTATE OF VIOLA WEBER)
  • K47DW (Channel 47; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT B/CING. OF NATCHEZ LICENSE CORP.)
  • K64FT (Channel 64; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K16DK (Channel 16; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K23DZ (Channel 23; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K38EG (Channel 38; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K55GT (Channel 55; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K36DS (Channel 36; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLAX-TV (Channel 31; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: POLLACK/BELZ COMMUNICATIONS CO., INC)
  • KLPA-TV (Channel 25; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KAQY (Channel 11; COLUMBIA, LA; Owner: MONROE BROADCASTING, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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