Alexandria is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,825 people and just one neighborhood, Alexandria is the 141st largest community in Alabama.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Alexandria, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.63% of Alexandria’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Alexandria is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexandria who work in sales jobs (10.97%), teaching (10.66%) and management occupations (10.28%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Alexandria’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Alexandria, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Alexandria does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.