Alexandria, LA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
152,715
0.388% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.7
0.266% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
18.4%
5.73% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,294
4.16% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$144,500
6.09% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
63,036
1.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Alexandria, LA had a population of 153k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $48,294. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alexandria, LA declined from 153,310 to 152,715, a −0.388% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,367 to $48,294, a 4.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), White (Hispanic) (2.19%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.08%).

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) (1,673 degrees awarded in 2020), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (596 degrees), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (265 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Alexandria, LA was $144,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.7%.

Most people in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 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 2020, 2.55% of Alexandria, LA residents were born outside of the country (3.89k people).

In 2020, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.5k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.5% of Alexandria, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alexandria, LA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alexandria, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.5k ± 93
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.6k ± 593
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.43k ± 664
3.56%
Hispanic Population
5.44k people

In 2020, there were 2.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.5k people) in Alexandria, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.43k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.56% of the people in Alexandria, LA are hispanic (5.44k 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
    32,181 ± 4,389 people
  2. Mexico
    26,555 ± 3,989 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,801 ± 3,360 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 32,181 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 26,555 and Vietnam with 18,801.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.55%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.89k people
2.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people

As of 2020, 2.55% of Alexandria, LA residents (3.89k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Alexandria, LA was 2.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,696 ± 646
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,511 ± 442
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,301 ± 215

Alexandria, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alexandria, LA employs 63k people. The largest industries in Alexandria, LA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,762 people), Retail Trade (6,412 people), and Educational Services (5,984 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,449), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,886), and Utilities ($53,704).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,885. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

63k
2020 Value
± 2,272
1.85%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 61.9k employees to 63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alexandria, LA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,693 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,831 people), and Management Occupations (5,207 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

63k
2020 Value
± 2,272
1.85%
1 Year growth
± 4.66%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alexandria, LA grew at a rate of 1.85%, from 61.9k employees to 63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alexandria, LA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,762 people), Retail Trade (6,412 people), and Educational Services (5,984 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

$42,369
Median earning men ± $1,564
$28,847
Median earning women ± $2,034

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($55,425), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,060), and Information ($53,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,375), Public Administration ($43,879), and Construction ($40,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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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. $49.3B
  2. $48.1B
  3. $37.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $49.3B, followed by Fuel oils ($48.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($37.7B).

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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$380B
2020 Value in Louisiana
$689B
Projected 2050 Value in Louisiana
81% growth

In 2020, total outbound Louisiana trade was $380B. This is expected to increase 81% to $689B 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. $43.9B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $7.47B

In 2020, the top outbound Louisiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.9B, followed by Mississippi with $24.1B and Illinois and $7.47B.

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

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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 2020, universities in Alexandria, LA awarded 2,923 degrees. The student population of Alexandria, LA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,773 male students and 4,918 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alexandria, LA are White (1,728 and 59.1%), followed by Black or African American (826 and 28.3%), American Indian or Alaska Native (96 and 3.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (86 and 2.94%).

The largest universities in Alexandria, LA by number of degrees awarded are Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) (1,673 and 57.2%), Louisiana State University-Alexandria (596 and 20.4%), and Blue Cliff College-Alexandria (265 and 9.07%).

The most popular majors in Alexandria, LA are Welding Technology (378 and 12.9%), Health Aide (310 and 10.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (274 and 9.37%).

The median tuition costs in Alexandria, LA are $17,500 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

University
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In 2020 in Alexandria, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 7,691 (36.1% men and 63.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 7,691 students enrolled in Alexandria, LA, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,499 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 99 degree-majors awarded
  2. 90 degree-majors awarded
  3. 80 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Alexandria, LA was Registered Nursing with 99 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,673 degrees awarded
  2. 596 degrees awarded
  3. 265 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Louisiana Technical Community College (158088) with 1,673 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,165 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alexandria, LA, which is 0.663 times less than the 1,758 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,728 degrees mean that there were 2.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 826 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 ($17,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,774) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.829% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.21M), Some college (825k), and Secondary Education (634k).

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 $144,500 in 2020, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $136,200 to $144,500, a 6.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Alexandria, LA is 65.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Alexandria, LA have an average commute time of 25.8 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 $48,294. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $70,730 and $68,113.

Property

$144,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,751
$36,880
Median Property Taxes
±$1,646

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

65.7%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.7% of the housing units in Alexandria, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alexandria, LA was Ascension Parish, LA with a value of $82,594, followed by St. Tammany Parish, LA and St. Charles Parish, LA, with respective values of $70,730 and $68,113.

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.
$48,294
Median Household Income
± $1,771
55k
Number of Households
± 1,582

In 2020, the median household income of the 55k households in Alexandria, LA grew to $48,294 from the previous year's value of $46,367.

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.
0.465
2020 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2019 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.341% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.59%)

In 2020, 81.5% of workers in Alexandria, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.56%) and those who worked at home (2.59%).

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

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alexandria, LA have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.83% 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 (26.7k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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91% of the population of Alexandria, LA has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 26.2% on Medicaid, 9.85% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Louisiana was $7,815 in 2014. This is a 4.38% increase from the previous year ($7,487).

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1466 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1496 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1778 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Louisiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,466 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,466 patients per year. This represents a 2.01% decrease from the previous year (1,496 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Louisiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% 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

8.99%
Uninsured
38.1%
Employer Coverage
26.2%
Medicaid
9.85%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alexandria, LA declined by 7.46% from 9.71% to 8.99%.

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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