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, 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 sales jobs (14.02%), food service (10.62%), and office and administrative support (9.41%).
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 12.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Alexandria overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Alexandria, 24.22% have at least a bachelor's 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.