Alexandria, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
152,695
0.0131% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
37.7
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
18.4%
0.494% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$50,005
3.54% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$151,300
4.71% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
62,641
0.627% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Alexandria, LA had a population of 153k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $50,005. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Alexandria, LA declined from 152,715 to 152,695, a −0.0131% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,294 to $50,005, a 3.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), White (Hispanic) (1.93%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%).

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.

98.5% of the residents in Alexandria, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,417 degrees awarded in 2021), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (593 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (261 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Alexandria, LA was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.3%.

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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alexandria, LA is home to a population of 153k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.67% of Alexandria, LA residents were born outside of the country (4.08k people).

In 2021, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.9k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2021 Citizenship
98.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.5% of Alexandria, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, 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)
    95.9k ± 292
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.1k ± 583
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.11k ± 692
3.65%
Hispanic Population
5.58k people

In 2021, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.9k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.11k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.65% of the people in Alexandria, LA are hispanic (5.58k 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
    34,582 ± 4,549 people
  2. Mexico
    24,245 ± 3,813 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,108 ± 3,297 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 34,582 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 24,245 and Vietnam with 18,108.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.08k people
2.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.89k people

As of 2021, 2.67% of Alexandria, LA residents (4.08k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria, LA was 2.55%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,432 ± 397
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,465 ± 498
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,654 ± 330

Alexandria, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alexandria, LA employs 62.6k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,806 people), Retail Trade (6,519 people), and Educational Services (5,862 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,580), Utilities ($69,762), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,647).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,011. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

62.6k
2021 Value
± 2,202
−0.627%
1 Year decline
± 5.07%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Alexandria, LA declined at a rate of −0.627%, from 63k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,414 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,841 people), and Management Occupations (5,460 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

62.6k
2021 Value
± 2,202
−0.627%
1 Year decline
± 5.07%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Alexandria, LA declined at a rate of −0.627%, from 63k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,806 people), Retail Trade (6,519 people), and Educational Services (5,862 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

$42,272
Median earning men ± $1,951
$30,205
Median earning women ± $1,493

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($65,568), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,493), and Manufacturing ($55,429).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,319), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($49,539), and Public Administration ($45,705).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $852k
    Manufacturing
  3. $276k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48B
  2. $46.7B
  3. $46.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $48B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($46.7B) and Fuel oils ($46.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Louisiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$371B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$691B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
86.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $371B. This is expected to increase 86.1% to $691B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Louisiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Louisiana to other states, or from other states to Louisiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $48.8B
  2. $24.6B
  3. $8.21B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $48.8B, followed by Mississippi with $24.6B and Florida and $8.21B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Louisiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2021, universities in Alexandria, LA awarded 2,685 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, LA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 2,830 male students and 4,809 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, LA are White (1,588 and 59.2%), followed by Black or African American (743 and 27.7%), American Indian or Alaska Native (96 and 3.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (83 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA by number of degrees awarded are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,417 and 52.8%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (593 and 22.1%), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (261 and 9.72%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, LA are Welding Technology (554 and 20.6%), Registered Nursing (196 and 7.3%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (173 and 6.44%).

The median tuition costs in Alexandria, LA are $17,850 for private four year colleges, and $4,984 and $4,984 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Alexandria, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 62.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 7,639 (37% men and 63% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 7,639 students enrolled in Alexandria, LA, 37% men and 63% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,315 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 127 degree-majors awarded
  2. 75 degree-majors awarded
  3. 287 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Alexandria, LA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 127 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. 1,417 degrees awarded
  2. 593 degrees awarded
  3. 261 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) with 1,417 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, LA, which is 0.738 times less than the 1,545 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,588 degrees mean that there were 2.14 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 743 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 ($17,850) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) 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 2021, 0.927% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.797% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (815k), and Secondary Education (622k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Alexandria, LA was $151,300 in 2021, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $144,500 to $151,300, a 4.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, LA is 66.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

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 $50,005. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $86,256, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $72,391 and $72,088.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,454
$36,592
Median Property Taxes
±$1,529

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

66.3%
Homeownership
2021
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 66.3% of the housing units in Alexandria, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Alexandria, LA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $86,256, followed by West Baton Rouge Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $72,391 and $72,088.

The following map shows all of the counties 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.
$50,005
Median Household Income
± $2,097
55.2k
Number of Households
± 1,958

In 2021, the median household income of the 55.2k households in Alexandria, LA grew to $50,005 from the previous year's value of $48,294.

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.
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2021, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.399% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Louisiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (7.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.54%)

In 2021, 81% of workers in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.94%) and those who worked at home (3.54%).

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 (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 4.5% 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

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alexandria, LA (26.9k out of 146k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. 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 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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90.7% of the population of Alexandria, LA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 28.8% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.54% 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 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

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

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

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Uninsured People

9.25%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
28.8%
Medicaid
10.3%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
2.54%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, LA grew by 2.99% from 8.99% to 9.25%.

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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