Alexandria is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 47,334 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the tenth largest community in Louisiana.
Alexandria is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.19%), sales jobs (10.53%), and healthcare (9.57%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.85 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Alexandria citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.83% of adults in Alexandria have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Alexandria in 2010 was $24,192, 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 $96,768 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 French, English, Irish, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.