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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alexandria is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.63% of the Alexandria workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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
The overall crime rate in Alexandria is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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.
Alexandria is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.