Alexandria is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 11,843 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Alexandria is the 90th largest community in Minnesota.
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 sales jobs (14.02%), food service (10.62%), and office and administrative support (9.41%).
One of the benefits of Alexandria is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.61 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 24.22% of adults in Alexandria having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Alexandria in 2010 was $25,496, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,984 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alexandria include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Alexandria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.