Alexandria, LA

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Alexandria, LA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Alexandria Housing Market Information

With 47,334 people, 17,983 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $135,982, house prices in Alexandria are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Alexandria, accounting for 69.11% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Alexandria include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.27%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.42%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.75%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Alexandria are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.24% owning and 50.76% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Alexandria's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 46.28% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Alexandria include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 36.48%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 12.95%). There's also some housing in Alexandria built before 1939 ( 4.29%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Alexandria. Fully 17.77% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Alexandria homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Alexandria real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Alexandria Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Alexandria's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.88% during the period.

Over the last year, Alexandria appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Alexandria's appreciation rate has been 0.46%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Alexandria were at -0.81%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.22%.

Notably, Alexandria's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Louisiana, our data show that Alexandria's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Louisiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Alexandria differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Alexandria - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Alexandria real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Alexandria, LA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,082,000 0.7
$811,001 - $1,082,000 0.3
$541,001 - $811,000 1.5
$432,001 - $541,000 2.4
$325,001 - $432,000 3.7
$216,001 - $325,000 11.9
$108,001 - $216,000 36.3
$54,001 - $108,000 27.0
$0 - $54,000 16.2

High for LA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
63.4802919708029 40.1384083044983

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Alexandria Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
48.56% 2.08%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$995 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.24
Renters 50.76
Vacant 17.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Alexandria HOMES
2000 or Newer 12.9
1970 - 1999 36.5
1940 - 1969 46.3
1939 or Older 4.3

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Alexandria HOMES
Single-Family 69.1
Townhomes 2.7
Small Apt. Buildings 11.4
Apt. Complexes 14.3
Mobile Homes 2.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Alexandria HOMES
No Bedroom 1.71
1 Bedroom 8.46
2 Bedrooms 31.02
3 Bedrooms 45.08
4 Bedrooms 12.44
5 or more bedrooms 1.28