Alexandria, KY
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Alexandria is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 9,009 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the 48th largest community in Kentucky.

Alexandria real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Alexandria house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alexandria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alexandria is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexandria who work in office and administrative support (18.99%), management occupations (11.20%), and sales jobs (10.38%).

Because of many things, Alexandria is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Alexandria really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Alexandria perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In terms of college education, Alexandria is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.86% of adults in Alexandria have a college degree.

The per capita income in Alexandria in 2010 was $31,602, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,408 for a family of four. However, Alexandria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Alexandria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alexandria residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Alexandria include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.