Alexandria, Louisiana Population 2021

45,412
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Alexandria is a city located in Rapides Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 45,412, it is the 9th largest city in Louisiana and the 864th largest city in the United States . Alexandria is currently declining at a rate of -0.84% annually and its population has decreased by -4.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,723 in 2010. Alexandria reached it's highest population of 51,648 in 1980. Spanning over 29 miles, Alexandria has a population density of 1,594 people per square mile.

The average household income in Alexandria is $69,019 with a poverty rate of 24.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $148,900. The median age in Alexandria is 38.6 years, 36 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Alexandria Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Alexandria was:

  • Black or African American: 55.29%
  • White: 39.62%
  • Asian: 2.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.60%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Alexandria, Louisiana is 45,412 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 46,564.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 47,723.

Alexandria, Louisiana Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021150,587-725-0.48%
2020151,312-725-0.48%
2019152,037-725-0.48%
2018152,762-787-0.52%
2017153,549-575-0.37%
2016154,124420.03%
2015154,082-476-0.31%
2014154,558-65-0.04%
2013154,6232230.14%
2012154,400-2-0.00%
2011154,4023060.20%
2010154,0960.00%

Alexandria Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American25,99255.29%
White18,62439.62%
Asian9652.05%
Two or More Races7531.60%
Some Other Race3690.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native3090.66%
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Alexandria Population by Race

Alexandria Population Pyramid $2021

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Alexandria Median Age

38.6


Total

36


Male

41.3


Female

Alexandria Adults

There are 36,385 adults, (7,649 of whom are seniors) in Alexandria.

Alexandria Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Alexandria Sex Ratio

Female

24,213

51.50%

Male

22,799

48.50%

Alexandria Population by Age

Alexandria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Alexandria Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All51%49%
Non Family42%58%
Female37.1%62.9%
Male35.8%64.2%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Alexandria Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,9202.551
Non Family6,9871.2442
Married6,0353.272.8
Female3,8953.4537.1
Male1,0033.4535.8

3.2

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Alexandria Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6195.05%
9th to 12th Grade3,36110.49%
High School Graduate10,69533.37%
Some College7,07322.07%
Associates Degree1,5014.68%
Bachelors Degree4,29113.39%
Graduate Degree3,51410.96%
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Alexandria Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black16,66612,9772,136
White13,49412,5664,863
Hispanic698588302
Asian661515320
2+ Races403342164
Other Race23512545
Native American19615052

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.41%.

Alexandria Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,838$34,878$29,340
Less Than 9th Grade$20,473$22,178$16,905
High School Graduate$23,472$27,651$19,551
Some College$30,399$31,206$29,760
Bachelors Degree$53,975$71,298$45,561
Graduate Degree$71,181$92,222$58,556

$31,838

Average Earnings

$34,878

Average Male

$29,340

Average Female

Alexandria Earnings by Educational Attainment

Alexandria Language by Age

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Alexandria Language

94.30% of Alexandria residents speak only English, while 5.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Alexandria Language

Alexandria Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black25,1558,97735.69%
White17,0761,3838.10%
Asian95023324.53%
Multiple75218023.94%
Native28914148.79%
Hispanic1,1011009.08%
Other3699325.20%

24.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.20%

Male Poverty Rate

24.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Alexandria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is Native, with 48.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Alexandria is White, with 8.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.00%.

Alexandria Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.05%
High School25.55%
Some College18.18%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed53.42%
Female Unemployed49.10%
Female Employed14.12%
Male Employed7.16%

Alexandria Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Alexandria Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,497$69,019
Families$53,138$76,972
Married Families$87,889-
Non Families$27,737$53,533
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Income by Household Type

Alexandria Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Alexandria Married by Age and Sex

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Alexandria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Alexandria Marital Status by Race

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Alexandria Marital Status

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3,534

Number of Veterans

3,056

Male Veterans

478

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,088
First Gulf War872
Second Gulf War789
Korea284
World War II81

Alexandria Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54957
55 to 64752
75+707
65 to 74684
18 to 34434

Alexandria Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,73911.43%
Black1,7388.95%
Hispanic10511.89%
2+ Races409.59%
Native American135.56%
Other Race41.26%

Alexandria Veterans by Race

Alexandria Veterans by Education

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14.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Alexandria Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

Alexandria Employment by Age

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Alexandria Employment by Race

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Alexandria Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.24%

Born in Alexandria

96.89%

Native Born

3.11%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.89% of Alexandria residents were born in the United States, with 79.24% having been born in Louisiana. 1.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Alexandria Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202145,412-384-0.84%
202045,796-384-0.83%
201946,180-384-0.82%
201846,564-471-1.00%
201747,035-509-1.07%
201647,544-217-0.45%
201547,761-367-0.76%
201448,128-183-0.38%
201348,3112220.46%
201248,089280.06%
201148,061960.20%
201047,9651,6230.34%
200046,342-2,846-0.59%
199049,188-2,460-0.49%
198051,6489,8372.14%
197041,8111,5320.37%
196040,2795,3661.44%
195034,9137,8472.58%
194027,0664,0411.63%
193023,0255,5152.78%
192017,5106,2974.56%
191011,2135,5657.10%
19005,6482,7877.04%
18902,8610.00%

Alexandria Population by Year