Alexandria is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 155 people and just one neighborhood, Alexandria is the 493rd largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Alexandria is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.00% of the Alexandria workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Alexandria is a city of production and manufacturing workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Alexandria who work in management occupations (22.00%), healthcare suport services (16.00%) and farm management occupations (10.00%).
Another important characteristic of Alexandria is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.00% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Alexandria’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Alexandria has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Alexandria has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Alexandria than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Alexandria may be for you.
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 13.50 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Alexandria does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.