Alexandria, LA

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Living in Alexandria

Alexandria is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 46,776 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the tenth largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities, Alexandria isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Alexandria are a mix 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 (12.19%), sales jobs (10.53%), and healthcare (9.57%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Alexandria spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.85 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Alexandria are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.83% of adults in Alexandria having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.