Alexandria is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 47,832 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the tenth largest community in Louisiana.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexandria who work in office and administrative support (13.76%), sales jobs (10.10%), and healthcare (9.50%).
One of the benefits of Alexandria is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The citizens of Alexandria are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.12% of adults in Alexandria having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alexandria in 2010 was $23,069, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,276 for a family of four. However, Alexandria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alexandria is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Alexandria include English, Irish, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.